John Cornall Antiques UK https://www.johncornallantiques.com/ Dealing in importing and exporting antique country furniture, antique painted pine, painted furniture, rustic furniture, Russian antiques, European antiques, folk art, antique textiles, 20th century art decoration from across the UK and Europe. Struwwelpeter or Shock-Headed Peter Sloven Child Portrait https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/struwwelpeter-or-shockheaded-peter-sloven-child-portrait-22-0-refno-872.html Struwwelpeter or Shock-Headed Peter was a character in a series of childrens rhymes written and illustrated by a Frankfurt doctor Heinrich Hoffman in the 1840s Peter is pictured on a pedestal as a parody of a great general or worthy Look at him there he standsthe sloven i declare Never once has combed his hair Anything to me is sweeter Than to see Shock-Headed Peter Hoffman was a superviser in lunatic asylums his thoroughly non-pc tales record the unfortunate fates of nasty children and capture a spirit of the times in their empathy for the subversive and through their implied interest in child psychology the outsider and the social outcast Hofmanns vivid characters quickly became part of folklore and this work whether a real portrait or an illustration of a literary character is work of folk art or outsider art that embodies this zeitgeistIt is an oil on card attached to a paper board an inscription in Hungarian is on the reverse and it was purchased from the house of an art collector in Hungary 872 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/struwwelpeter-or-shock-headed-peter-sloven-child-portrait-872-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotA Spinney Painswickquot by Alfred Thornton https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/a-spinney-painswick-by-alfred-thornton-27-0-refno-3813.html An original pencil and brown wash watercolour sketch of Gloucestershire landscape by artist Alfred Thornton 1863-1939 dating to around the beginning of the century It is signed and has impressive label on the back of the original and very high quality for the time cased frame The label gives us the title of the work in the hand of the artist his address apparently the owner039s name amp address quotRudge Housequot in Painswick and the address of the framer in Hamstead Rd Camden the same framer used by Walter Sickert who Thornton knew A proto-Modernist now barely known Thornton was educated at the Slade had associations with Euston Rd and Fitzroy painting groups had travelled in France for example with Roger Fry - in his later yrs was mostly associated with the Cheltenham-Stroud area and at the time this work was done this area was a mecca for ruralist philosophers poets furniture makers and so on A nice find which could easily be in the Tate archives 3813 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/a-spinney-painswick-by-alfred-thornton-34-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotBy the Gatequot by Sarkady Oil on Board https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/by-the-gate-by-sarkady-oil-on-board-22-0-refno-3886.html Some 10 years ago knowing my interest in primitive and nave art a friend drove me out to a village in the Hungarian countryside to visit the aged local painter Sarkady in his studio I bought a few small oils on board including this one Some things you buy go straight on for sale and other items often art works you feel you need to think about or something or whatever amp for no clear reason they get stored or quotrackedquot - digging this work out of storage today a village scene at night with a man smoking a pipe on a bench by the tall gates there is a distinct impression that this painting has improved in time and increased in interest like a wine It is leant against the wall alongside a Weight and does not look out of place 3886 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/by-the-gate-by-sarkady-oil-on-board-53-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, EuropePaintings Post 1900 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotFour Seasonsquot Painted Clock Face amp Movement https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/four-seasons-painted-clock-face-and-movement-10-0-refno-3861.html Painting on long case clock faces is now an acknowledged branch of folk art - it began in the latter part of the 18th century when metal faces replaced brass and anonymous artists in places like Birmingham and Manchester specialised in the job This is a good narrative example from the age of James Thomson Scott and Keats - in each corner is depicted a female personification of the season with charming details including a skater tumbling on ice On the top piece there is a witty reflection on Time which would have amused the cottagers who owned this piece as an amorous quotRob Royquot figure startles his dog in his bid to quotseize the dayquotWith a little research the name of the artist here could be identified 3861 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/four-seasons-painted-clock-face-and-movement-2-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotProcessionquot by Russian painter https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/procession-by-russian-painter-27-0-refno-2655.html An oil on canvas by Russian post impressionist style artist from the period of pereistroika showing what appears to be a possibly symbolic funeral procession in the grounds of an orthodox church and mauseleom A colourist piece with greens and olive greens mingling with chalky whites and subtle orange and pink high notesArtist name is quotSokolvyquot and various labels to reverse in Cyrllic 2655 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/procession-by-russian-painter-15-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 210 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotRoosterquot Vintage Decorative Plate https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rooster-vintage-decorative-plate-22-0-refno-3557.html A decorative craft made plate from Transylvania the Rooster is the symbol of the area where these plates come from where yearly fairs celebrating the local craft of pottery making are held The plates are fired by the men and their wives and daughters traditionally decorate them in the distinctive local style using cow horns and goose feathers to apply the colours in spirals 3557 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rooster-vintage-decorative-plate-17-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 85 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotSunset Over Thames Londonquot Oil on Canvas https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/sunset-over-thames-london-oil-on-canvas-27-0-refno-4093.html A good nicely sized and original oil on canvas depicting bridge over Thames at sunset with boats and red London bus this view a Modern classic done in earlier times by Monet Whistler etc but here in an impasto style that was a popular amongst avant-garde painters in the post-War period Oil on canvas laid onto heavy oak frame and board 4093 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/sunset-over-thames-london-oil-on-canvas-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotThe Blue Boyquot Welsh Primitive Oil on Canvas https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/the-blue-boy-welsh-primitive-oil-on-canvas-10-0-refno-4217.html A charming folk art primitive small oil on canvas in sentiment and dress suggesting late 18th century mother and child quother true delightquot to quote from Wordsworth039s 039Lyrical Ballads039 it is unlined original condition without frame Fresh period colours the rich blacks the apple green shawl that distinctive blue the keynote 4217 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/the-blue-boy-welsh-primitive-oil-on-canvas-24-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotThe Diecastersquot oil on canvas by LFHerbert https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/the-diecasters-oil-on-canvas-by-lfherbert-27-0-refno-3903.html A good painting by the Oxford poet and painter LF Herbert nicely framed and titled quotThe Diecastersquot Herbert painted in a wide range of subject matters from mythological Christian religious landscape still life and here we see him in romantic working class mode showing an appreciation of the team-work and fortitude required by skilled labouring men working in the dangerous environment of the furnace pouring heavy molten alloy metals into large square dies Furnaces apart the painting has a warmth and sensuality and themes similar to those found in DH Lawrence039s work are explored these are quotThe Diecastersquot the figures are not individualised but achieve identity and selfhood through the annulment of their selves in this infernal yet brotherly employment 3903 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/the-diecasters-oil-on-canvas-by-lfherbert-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Marriage Armoire with Flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/18th-cent-marriage-armoire-with-flowers-7-0-refno-2707.html A very good condition two door painted pine armoire made for marriage original folk painting and carviong baroque scroll to cornice drawer to bottom has hooks to interior but we can also shelve on request 2707 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-marriage-armoire-with-flowers-44-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 2650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Masonic Ritual Glass Vase https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-glass/18th-cent-masonic-ritual-glass-vase-29-0-refno-1092.html An unusual antique hand-blown decorative two-handled glass vase with carved symbols of the sun and sash curtains falling from a pointed pediment that both suggest masonic symbolism 1092 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-masonic-ritual-glass-vase-1092-TH.jpg Glass, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Polychrome Carved Saint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/18th-cent-polychrome-carved-saint-12-0-refno-1287.html A small carved figure of a female saint from Spain probably 18th cent Wood carved and polychrome 1287 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-polychrome-carved-saint-1287-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 385 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th Tin Glazed Earthenware Four Seasons https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/18th-tin-glazed-earthenware-four-seasons-22-0-refno-1025.html Rare 18th c tin glazed or faience plates from France Charming country pieces with bold folk art decoration from series of Four SeasonsSummer and Spring Greek mythological figures Zeus carrying his Thunderbolts and Saturn the god of harvest timeFrom private collection South of France Worn but good condition Hairline to crack to one See photos 1025 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-tin-glazed-earthenware-four-seasons-1025-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 19th cent quotNativity Scenequot Oil on Canvas https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-pre-1900/19th-cent-nativity-scene-oil-on-canvas-27-35-refno-3594.html This is Romania039s version of the Victorian narrative style of painting a sweet and appealing original large scale oil on canvas of the nativity scene The painting is in good condition and does not need re-stretching just a light clean perhaps - the original gilded and gessoed frame has suffered from damp as you can see 3594 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/19th-cent-nativity-scene-oil-on-canvas-11-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 19th Century Commode in Hungarian Ash https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/19th-century-commode-in-hungarian-ash-6-0-refno-4208.html A 19th century Central European three drawer commode with hardwood veneering in what is probably Hungarian ash a type of ash wood that was famed for it039s decorative strong grain patterning it gives this chest a neat balance of expressivity and character alongside the formal restraint of the neo-classical proportions 4208 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/19th-century-commode-in-hungarian-ash-53-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 25 l Hand Blown Glass Jars https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/25-l-hand-blown-glass-jars-12-0-refno-392.html Continental hand blown glass jars antique reproduction made in traditional way 1015 17 and tall 25 l and in clear blue brown and green Available in single or bulk trade order 392 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/25-l-hand-blown-glass-jars-392-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 32 l and 50 l Glass Ballon Jars https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/32-l-and-50-l-glass-ballon-jars-12-0-refno-391.html Continental hand made glass using traditional techniques Antique reproductions in clear blue brown or green For bulk orders at trade prices please enquire 391 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/32-l-and-50-l-glass-ballon-jars-391-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 4 x Folk Art Decorated Funerary Hearts https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/4-x-folk-art-decorated-funerary-hearts-22-0-refno-3421.html These hand forged and ancient looking pieces were made to commemorate the dead often hearts with punched and incised decoration and often including the name or initials of the deceased - these were nailed to the wooden crosses found in the old Hungarian graveyards as a token of affection and memory The tall abstract Hungarian wooden tomb monument is a key motif of Hungarian folklore but most are now lost ruined and destroyed through time These pieces came from a private collection 3421 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/4-x-folk-art-decorated-funerary-hearts-2-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE African Tribal Sculpture of Crocodile https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/african-tribal-sculpture-of-crocodile-12-0-refno-1983.html A neatly simplified sculpture of a crocodile from Cameroon carved and painted Traditional rather than tourist art and early 20th centuryCame from private collection Hardwood Traces of feathers on this piece when found re-inforced the suggestion that this was used for ritual or kitchen purposes 1983 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/african-tribal-sculpture-of-crocodile-44-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Rustique Metal Garden Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-rustique-metal-garden-bench-2-0-refno-2304.html A 19th century French antique metal garden bench with faux rustique design thick wooden seat re-decorated in off white Seen at auction 1000 plus price range 2304 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-rustique-metal-garden-bench-29-TH.jpg Benches, Garden, 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Black Painted Pine Chest of Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-black-painted-pine-chest-of-drawers-6-0-refno-4225.html Our fastest selling range are our chests of drawers they are practical after all and as our regular buyers can see the quality of restoration is excellent - everything functions almost like new and the finish is classyThis one is a good one as unusually small at 113 and not too deep either The period style handles in antiqued brass are especially manufactured for us in Europe 4225 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-black-painted-pine-chest-of-drawers-19-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Blue Painted Marriage Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-blue-painted-marriage-chest-18-0-refno-3037.html A 19th century antique pine marriage dowry trunk or box with red and white tulips in garlands on a blue ground and the name of the bride Lydia and the date of her marriage quot1871quotComplete with key and lockplate and two original handles to a false drawer 3037 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-blue-painted-marriage-chest-51-TH.jpg Boxes, 475 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Box Bench with Fretwork https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-box-bench-with-fretwork-2-0-refno-4094.html An antique box settle with decorative fretwork seat lifts to storage area in smart painted and waxed finish 4094 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-box-bench-with-fretwork-25-TH.jpg Benches, 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Box Settle in Warm Grey https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-box-settle-in-warm-grey-2-0-refno-4232.html A good quality antique pine box bench in lovely mushroom grey colourVery solid practical beautifully finished 4232 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-box-settle-in-warm-grey-42-TH.jpg Benches, 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Carved Folk Art Peg Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-carved-folk-art-peg-rack-22-0-refno-3450.html A stupendous painted and carved peg rack or hook rack carved from solid pine A great example of old European folk art but useful too 3450 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-carved-folk-art-peg-rack-58-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Carved Pine Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-carved-pine-coffer-18-0-refno-4158.html An antique pine long box or coffer in original condition in the Baroque style never painted in original condition with nice wear and patina 4158 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-carved-pine-coffer-12-TH.jpg Boxes, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Chest in Pale Stone https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-chest-in-pale-stone-6-0-refno-2673.html An oak chest in Biedermeier style in pale stone colour 2673 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-chest-in-pale-stone-27-TH.JPG Chest of Drawers, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Club Armchair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/antique-club-armchair-5-0-refno-1608.html A voluminous clubby armchair late VictorianFor recovering or retain blue velvet cloth Frame and stuffing generally soundOriginal casters to front Usable and comfortable 1608 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-club-armchair-5-TH.jpg Chairs, 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Coptic Folk Painting on Linen https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-coptic-folk-painting-on-linen-22-0-refno-936.html There is a long-standing tradition of painting on linen in Ethiopia and often paintings were attached to the inner walls of buildings especially churches to stunning effect Local master painters continued their practice well into the twentieth century and the subject matter of the painters wd later include secular as well as Christian religious themes This long painting on an strip of cloth of evident age is skilfully painted and narrates a historical village scene that further research would no doubt elucidate The colours are typically vibrant but harmonious and it works well in an abstract ecorative sense A self-conscious national folk art of this kind continues to this day and comparisons to those works produced now and in recent times for the tourist airport market re-assures one of the skill and authenticity of this example 936 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-coptic-folk-painting-on-linen-936-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Decorative Metal Table amp Chairs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-decorative-metal-table-and-chairs-12-0-refno-3277.html A decorative metal table and three decorative metal chairs with the feel of an old Greek caf found in a mountain villageTraces of old blue and white paint Table is 80 high x 81cmChairs are 97 h x 39 wide or deep and the seat height is 46cmItems are clearly aged in their finish but sound and usableand of course could be re-finished if required 3277 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-decorative-metal-table-and-chairs-0-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Decorative Painted Pine Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-decorative-painted-pine-chest-6-0-refno-2665.html A terrific decorative 19th century painted pine 5 drawer chest with full columns and bold classical detailing to drawer fronts Superb condition and quality of manufacture - built to last 2665 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-decorative-painted-pine-chest-58-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Decorative Window Surround with Mirror https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-decorative-window-surround-with-mirror-12-0-refno-3748.html A small antique window surround with shutters and original pale green paint from exterior of Russian country house converted to mirror Rare Is 118cm wide when opened out 3748 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-decorative-window-surround-with-mirror-44-TH.JPG AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Fruitwood Counter Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-fruitwood-counter-table-22-0-refno-4039.html A fantastic example of a Central European counter table or shepherd039s pay table it could be the best one you will ever see These tables are for dining in a wealthy peasant farmhouse but were also used as a head shepherd039s till and pay station There is a drawer and the top slides open to an interior compartment but this can be locked with the key What makes this example particularly exceptional is the very heavy walnut top which is over 2quot thick and a two-man lift The condition is also very good - normally these tables have replacement parts this one not it is all there A similar but inferior example came up at auction at Sotheby039s Olympia in 2003 with an estimate of between 5 to 8000 at the time up to 12000 euros The height at 30quot is perfect for sitting around These types of tables are often awkward but here the over-hang all around is substantial and accommodating For an alpine or holiday chalet or smaller country residence this table could be an ideal diner compact but with the quality of the best big refectory table you might see 4039 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-fruitwood-counter-table-0-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Tables, DiningFarmhouseEurope 3650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Map of France https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-map-of-france-12-0-refno-1160.html Original antique Map of France from circa 1800 fully restored mounted and framed in high quality reproduction Hogarth frame 1160 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-map-of-france-1160-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 225 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Map of Spain and Portugal https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-map-of-spain-and-portugal-12-0-refno-1157.html An original antique map of Spain and Portugal restored mounted and framed in quality reproduction Hogarth frame 1157 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-map-of-spain-and-portugal-1157-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 225 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Multi-Drawer Shop Counter Base or Island https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/antique-multidrawer-shop-counter-base-or-island-9-0-refno-4151.html An antique pine shop counter with multi-drawers that still have their old enamel handles with Latin script - this piece is suitable to go against the wall as a sideboard or dresser base but is a good height and with thick aged pine top so could also be used as an island 4151 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-multi-drawer-shop-counter-base-or-island-46-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Tables, Kitchen IslandCentre Tables 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Neo-Classical Painted Pine Armoire https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/antique-neoclassical-painted-pine-armoire-7-0-refno-4030.html A terrific decorative armoire painted pine with classical detailing this is a knock-down piece so comes apart and therefore suitable for siting upstairs as well as down - has cubby holes to left side and interior of 53 internal depth 4030 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-neo-classical-painted-pine-armoire-38-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Big CupboardsArmoires 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Novices Pine Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/antique-novices-pine-table-15-0-refno-4223.html An antique pine table possibly Spanish with heavy pine top and 4 drawers Nice bleached aged pine A scholars desk but ideal as serverside table 4223 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-novices-pine-table-42-TH.jpg Tables, Side tableLamp tableMisc 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Patchwork Quilt with Star https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/antique-patchwork-quilt-with-star-10-0-refno-1240.html A good sized patchwork quilt with large star motifThe design reverberates cleverly like a piece of 1960s op-art or a Frank Stella A large useful size to use as bedspread A couple of loosepieces and frays 1240 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-patchwork-quilt-with-star-1240-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, 330 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine and Oak Coffee Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/antique-pine-and-oak-coffee-table-15-0-refno-3824.html The typical Central European farmhouse table were like this off-square and like this with a sliding top revealing compartments within and like this one was able to be locked at rear opposite the drawer This one is obviously cut down to make a coffee or cocktail table the top is thick scrubbed and waxed pine and the base a mix of pine and oak and all has a lovely rich colour and condition 3824 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-and-oak-coffee-table-15-TH.jpg Tables, Coffee table 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine and Zinc Fridge Cabinet https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/antique-pine-and-zinc-fridge-cabinet-7-0-refno-2695.html An antique fridge cabinet very good condition painted pine with metal zinc interior and shelving 2695 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-and-zinc-fridge-cabinet-30-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Small Cupboards 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Box with Decorative Metalwork https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-pine-box-with-decorative-metalwork-18-0-refno-2204.html Stylistic affinities of decorative metalwork on boxes are found from the Baltic right the way down into Western Ukraine and seem to follow ancient trade routes going back to Viking timesThis antique pine box or trunk has neat compact size original paint with just the right amount of wear and unusual Scandanavian type decorative metalwork 2204 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-box-with-decorative-metalwork-59-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Chest in Gustavian Grey https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-pine-chest-in-gustavian-grey-6-0-refno-4220.html A smart antique pine chest with simple lines and appealing off-whitegrey painted finish 4220 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-chest-in-gustavian-grey-13-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Chest in Off-White https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-pine-chest-in-offwhite-6-0-refno-4107.html An off-white painted pine chest dating to late 19th century simple styling very practical owing to three large drawers Fully restored Drawers running smooth etc 4107 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-chest-in-off-white-12-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Coffer Settle with Panels https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-pine-coffer-settle-with-panels-2-0-refno-2816.html An antique pine bench with box compartment a box bench or coffer settle Unusual form and almost like a boxSmart mid grey colour with panels to both front and sides No arms so makes this more suitable alongside a table to dine Quite high in seat but this could be adjusted easily Or it would fit in a hall nicely 2816 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-coffer-settle-with-panels-34-TH.jpg Benches, Boxes, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Desk in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/desk-writing-table/antique-pine-desk-in-original-paint-15-14-refno-4144.html A classic French antique pine desk in original paint two drawers no handles because there are finger slots under the front of the drawers Great look Affordable price 4144 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-desk-in-original-paint-16-TH.jpg Tables, DeskWriting Table 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Marriage Bench in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-pine-marriage-bench-in-original-paint-2-0-refno-4205.html A long antique pine box bench decorated in blue paint with garlands and date for a marriage probably Saxon German diapora and from Transylvania Very good original condition 4205 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-marriage-bench-in-original-paint-17-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine West Country Low Dresser https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/antique-pine-west-country-low-dresser-9-0-refno-4159.html An 18th century antique pine low dresser with slab ends and decorative Georgian profile Neat size Typically from the South West of England 4159 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-west-country-low-dresser-8-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Primitive Fruitwood Coffee Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/antique-primitive-fruitwood-coffee-table-15-0-refno-4222.html A delightfully minimalist and appealing example of primitive furniture made from one block of sycamore or pale fruitwood and with four hand-adzed stick legs Signed with initials to the underside in antique script All solid clean great as coffee table 4222 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-primitive-fruitwood-coffee-table-57-TH.jpg Tables, Coffee table 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pub Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/antique-pub-sign-10-0-refno-458.html Exceptionally rare pub sign painted on linen Found in carefully constructed hanging frame with early 20th c pub sign on one side and old linen painting encased behind glass on the other side and vented Inscription re-painted several times reads The Original Fox Sign Circa 1820 From Guildford Surrey Quintessential vernacular image of the crafty fox jumping over a wall Found in parlous condition with paint loss immanent taken on and saved by the generous efforts of one of the countrys leading old painting restorers in an effort to save for posterity an exceptional example of English folk heritage 458 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pub-sign-458-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Smaller Bulk Order Items, Antique PaintingsPaintings 2200 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Stove Tile with Birds https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-stove-tile-with-birds-22-0-refno-4069.html An antique stove tile with thick green glaze tulips and birds with initials of master maker Alajos Kovacs of the village of Almas 4069 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-stove-tile-with-birds-41-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Trencher039s amp Dug Outs in Hardwood https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-trencherand039s-and-dug-outs-in-hardwood-22-0-refno-4228.html Impressive primitive dug-out trenchers in hardwoods nice wear and signs of use these would polish up nicely but here also impressive in their raw state The flat bottoms make them suitable as table or sideboard ornament Enquire for individual or group purchase Size between 75 and 90cm long These are hard to get hold of now owing to war and destruction in the regions they come from 4228 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-trenchers-and-dug-outs-in-hardwood-54-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Ukrainian Woollen Runner https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-ukrainian-woollen-runner-22-0-refno-2496.html An antique mostly woollen runner from the mountains of the Ukraine probably HuculMade on hand loom Exquisite colour 2496 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-ukrainian-woollen-runner-58-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Wooden Inkwell https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-wooden-inkwell-22-0-refno-2238.html A nice bit of treen here from the remote and isolated mountains of Eastern Europe a wooden inkwell carved from block of hardwood inscribed to the underside in nicely ancient looking and florid script R I 81 which ones guess would be 1881 though might also be 1781 On the top there is typical Carpathian scratch carving a cross hatching similar to that seen on ancient coffers resembling stylised pine treesThe wolfs tooth carving to the front is also typical of Romanian folk art and the wood is of a type seen before on blacksmiths tables and the like and has a rich colour and is especially tightly grainedWhere this came and when it was made not many would write or have the need to do so and one imagines this small but atmospheric item was carved out with pride and treasured 2238 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-wooden-inkwell-52-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Wooden Toy Steam Engine amp Thresher https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-wooden-toy-steam-engine-and-thresher-22-0-refno-2706.html In the days before children were taken to their nearest toy mega store to buy their toy trains tractors and other working vehicles made in plastic or metal and probably in China it was customary for grandfather amp other relatives to make toys as gifts and such items form a particular branch of traditional folk artThis terrific small wooden steam engine puling what is presumably a threshing machine was found in a remote part of Eastern Europe is a rare survival amp harks back to pre-industrial times when harvesting was a major event in the village The steamer would pull the large pine sided threshing machine looking like a fairground house into the fields where it would fire up and do it039s work everybody would attend and there was much excitement and feasting The scene is captured well in Roman Polanski quotTessquot based on Hardy039s Wessex novel the director was born in Poland and in his childhood he may have witnessed scenes of traditional country life akin to those seen by Hardy but almost a 100 yrs earlier 2706 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-wooden-toy-steam-engine-and-thresher-54-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 230 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Zinc and Wooden Well-Head https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-zinc-and-wooden-wellhead-12-0-refno-726.html Rare antique well-head with metal roof from Europe 726 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-zinc-and-wooden-well-head-726-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, 890 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Baroque Carved amp Painted Angel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-religious-art/baroque-carved-and-painted-angel-30-0-refno-3009.html The verisimilitude in other words the life-likeness of this carving and the painting too is marvellous You feel you want to touch it tenderly as if you are touching a real infant039s head but not quite an infant a being that is child-like but with otherworldly amp serene grace an angelThe Baroque was indeed much to do with illusion and creating an emotional affect and there is no doubt this is the work of an artist or master sculptorIt is made of solid wood and is very good condition for its age Head with wings were popular in this period and were said to be souls of the departed which are still angels 3009 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/baroque-carved-and-painted-angel-34-TH.jpg Religious Art, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Battle Portrait of SMS Radetsky https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/europe/battle-portrait-of-sms-radetsky-22-27-refno-1392.html A terrific primitive oil on canvas in excellent condition fresh colour and execution original rosewood frame and engraved brass plaque of interest to collectors of folk art militaria and maritime antiques This is a portrait of an incident in October 1914 at the beginning of World War I celebrating the heroic victory achieved by SMS Radetsky a pre-dreadnought warship of the Austro-Hungarian Navy At this time the Radetsky had already been superseded by a new class of battleship and relegated to the second division fleet but in this incident it was called on at the last minute its larger diameter guns on its twin gun turrets specialising in coastal bombardment were able to reach and destroy the French artillery batteries on Mount Lovcem on the Montenegron coast and hence a decisive strategic battle was won all this the painting accurately summarises in its details The plaque reads Lovcem Lovetese SMS-Raditsky-pol 1914 oktober nr 22-27 It is signed by Janos Mull The Radetsky was handed over to the Italians at the end of the war and scrapped in 1920 1392 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/battle-portrait-of-sms-radetsky-1392-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, Europe 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Black Men039s Waiscoat with Embroidery https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/black-menand039s-waiscoat-with-embroidery-22-0-refno-2880.html This is a particularly nice and old jerkin vest waistcoat jacket quotszurquot call it what you will in a faded black with blue detail and with tulip stitchwork done in a very expressive and distinctive way Again tulips indicating the Hungarian peasantry 2880 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/black-mens-waiscoat-with-embroidery-46-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Folk Costume and Related, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Black Painted Pine Server or Side Table with 4 Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/black-painted-pine-server-or-side-table-with-4-drawers-15-0-refno-4176.html A custom-made 4 drawer Victorian style server table or side table madefrom antique elements pine and black 4176 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/black-painted-pine-server-or-side-table-with-4-drawers-16-TH.JPG Tables, 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Blue amp Red Folk Painted Marriage quotBanc Litquot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/blue-and-red-folk-painted-marriage-banc-lit-2-0-refno-4193.html A rare folk painted bed bench or quotbanc litquot made for a marriage in 1910 and in appealing blue green red and saffron with trailing flowers and rows of dots decorating a panelled constructionThere is no seat as such just a drawer compartment into which filled mattress covers and plumped cushions and blankets would or could be arranged The front horizontal panel is actually like a drawer front it pulls out revealing a second floor and this makes the bed almost double the size You can see the extra legs give this extending section supportThis piece comes from the Szekely region of Transylvania So it is an ethnic Hungarian example of traditional folk painted furniture 4193 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/blue-and-red-folk-painted-marriage-banc-lit-35-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Blue amp Red Painted Marriage Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/blue-and-red-painted-marriage-box-18-0-refno-4130.html A painted pine marriage trunk or coffer painted in old blue paint with red detailing Original early hinges Orignal heavy iron carrying handles Good condition Suitable as coffee table storage box etc 4130 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/blue-and-red-painted-marriage-box-20-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Blue distaff with flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/blue-distaff-with-flowers-22-0-refno-625.html A pretty distaff in excellent condition Oil paintedOne piece of wood Nice patination Would have been a seat and also a screen something that could only be understood with reference to the orientalist element in traditional Russian life The blank section at the reverse of the blade is where the flax was secured and the holes are for the ties A device for hand spinning then but also a highly symbolic possession and a deeply felt expression of the peasants love of beauty 625 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/blue-distaff-with-flowers-625-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Blue Painted Pine Dowry Coffer or Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/blue-painted-pine-dowry-coffer-or-box-18-0-refno-3910.html A charming folk painted marriage box or dowry dating to 1872 Front panels with vases of flowers in blue red and green on a pink ground Overall blue Good condition Interior clean Candlebox Original hinges Sides painted later in green and wide wooden carrying handles or spoon racks are old but not original Probably from the Danube Schwabians of Hungary 3910 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/blue-painted-pine-dowry-coffer-or-box-3-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Bricolage Driftwood Frame https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/bricolage-driftwood-frame-12-0-refno-1621.html A mirror frame made by retired boat builder contemporary folk artist Somebody told me that frames made of bleached out wood are imported from Indonesia we went for lunch to a Thai restaurant last week and i saw one of these mirrors in the toilet it was terrible a few bits of wood tastelessly slapped together This frame is a one-off piece the pieces of wood are carefully selected for their colour and form the curvature of some following the form of the frame even the nails attaching them have been treated to give them a salty rusty look This is art And all attached to a solid base which is rebated for a mirror 1621 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/bricolage-driftwood-frame-21-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved and Painted Folk Art Devotional Cross https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-folk-art-devotional-cross-22-0-refno-4171.html The carvers of the High Carpathians in particular the Hucul craftsmen were renowned for wood carving This is an early 20th century example of a model of a devotional cross with shingled roof and in original stain 4171 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-folk-art-devotional-cross-56-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, 270 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved and Painted Folk Art Trophy https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-folk-art-trophy-22-0-refno-1613.html Another branch of European folk art and often found in Germany but also in this Wales and England are carved and painted deer head trophiesThis early to mid 19th century is of a good size with an attractive decorative carved plaque in green brown and white paintThe deer head is carved out of wood and the horns are real 1613 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-folk-art-trophy-32-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved and Painted Spoon Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-spoon-box-22-0-refno-3840.html A pine peasant spoon box from Eastern Europe with love heart and typical Romanian wolf039s teeth carved moulding original green and white paint 3840 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-spoon-box-19-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved and Painted Storks https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/carved-and-painted-storks-12-0-refno-2092.html In Central and Eastern Europe the storks nest on a telegraph pole or a rooftop in the centre of the village is a familiar sight and the habitual comings and goings of the bird mark the calendar for the country dweller and are a poignant sight with plentiful warm associations of home so it is not surprising to see the stork as a loved subject of this local folk artist of yesteryear from Slovakia We have come across this stork artists works before and as often the primitive carved and wooden birds are presented in family groupsThe legs are metal the rest wood and here two are mounted in concrete and stone whilst one lacks a base and the other is mounted in a log These are quite large sculptures the dimension given refers to the largest one and they are available singly or as a group from 195 or 495 for the group of four 2092 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-storks-28-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 495 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved Figure of Guardian Spirit https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-figure-of-guardian-spirit-22-0-refno-4200.html A large and atmospheric primitive carved wooden figure from the remote and mysterious forested state of Nagaland inNorth Eastern India near to the border with Burma These figures were guardian spirits and were sited in niches carved into trees and in the fields on the outskirts of the village The Naga tribes were remote and independent and only in the 1970s was quothead-huntingquot officially outlawed The pinched smile of this Naga spirit figure is typical of other carvings we have had and is suggestively neither sinister nor entirely welcoming 4200 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-figure-of-guardian-spirit-25-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved Folk Art Country Peg Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/carved-folk-art-country-peg-rack-12-0-refno-4134.html A nicely carved folk art peg rack in excellent condition and with lovely rich colour and patina The central panel with decorative metal hook surrounded by carved oak leaves there are trophy hoof pegs and there rest embellished with forest inspired and abstract designs drawn from local traditions 4134 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-folk-art-country-peg-rack-9-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved Oak Pillars in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/carved-oak-pillars-in-original-paint-31-0-refno-1924.html A fantastic pair of antique carved oak pillars reclaimed from porch of old farmhouse in their original green painted decoration Hand carved Quintessential traditional and archaic looking Romanian wood carvingSuperb conditionThink of the wood sculpture of modernist Brancusi and his great homage to Romanias wood civilisation Endless Column 1924 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-oak-pillars-in-original-paint-50-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved Peasant Armchair in Original Blue Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/carved-peasant-armchair-in-original-blue-paint-5-0-refno-3933.html An unusual pine and hardwood peasant chair or primitive chair with carved details and low arms with nice wear and in original blue paint 3933 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-peasant-armchair-in-original-blue-paint-57-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Castle on the Hill Munkacs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/castle-on-the-hill-munkacs-27-0-refno-3832.html A large mid-20th century Impressionist style oil on canvas showing a bright colourful summer scene in the city of Munkacs or Mukachevo as it is now known an informal scene and yet working in the classic landmark view of the 14th century quothradquot or castle - the city is an important centre of a region known as Sub-Carpathian Rus and has been disputed territory having been part of Hungary and also Czechoslovakia during large parts of the first half of the twentieth century before becoming a part of Soviet Ukraine after the War Famous for its Jewish connections Munkacs also had its fine art traditions and was actually the birthplace of the most celebrated of all Hungarian painters Mihaily Munkacs who named himself after the place 3832 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/castle-on-the-hill-munkacs-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Charming Watercolour Folk Art Portraits by the Rvd Brocklebank https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/charming-watercolour-folk-art-portraits-by-the-rvd-brocklebank-10-0-refno-940.html A naive watercolour and drawing of Dr John Phillips Surgeon of Malpas Cheshire Actually a double folk portrait as there is a miniature oval head portrait attached to this work of a curly red-headed artisan-gentleman with a boxers profile who is presumably Edward Randles the Great Chimney Doctor for Smoking Chimneys We know all this as in true eccentric English fashion there is a card attached to the back of the piece written by Thos Bostock giving us all the necessary local historical legendDr John Phillips of Malpas Cheshire Surgeon A self taught man in his time rode not less than three and four horses a day to visit his patients The works were penned by Brocklebank a Rector of Old Chad Chapel Tushingham A later owner has followed suit and written details of his re-framing of the work in 2001A quintessential English Folk Art portrait worthy of inclusion in any representative collection 940 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/charming-watercolour-folk-art-portraits-by-the-rvd-brocklebank-940-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Smaller Bulk Order Items, Antique PaintingsPaintings 990 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Chip-Carved Wooden Arm and Hand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/chipcarved-wooden-arm-and-hand-22-0-refno-1119.html A wooden carving of an arm and hand Rather like a club Chip carved A club tribal staff medecine mans healing hand Or maybe just a back-scratcher 1119 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/chip-carved-wooden-arm-and-hand-1119-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cobbler039s Work Table in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/cobblerand039s-work-table-in-original-paint-7-0-refno-4175.html A base or cupboard used by cobbler thick pine top with gallery original paint shelves and 4 small drawers to interior Check out thebig iron carrying handles to each side This could be a sideboardcupboard in kitchen or living room 4175 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cobblers-work-table-in-original-paint-38-TH.JPG ArmoiresCupboards, DressersDresser Bases, Small Cupboards 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cornish Glazed Dresser in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/cornish-glazed-dresser-in-original-paint-14-0-refno-3926.html A nicely proportioned painted pine dresser with wide shelves above and below Original glass and unusual turnings both fronts and sides give this pieces a bit of folkish character 3926 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cornish-glazed-dresser-in-original-paint-58-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, DressersDresser Bases, 1550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cute Folk Art Peasant Dresser in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/cute-folk-art-peasant-dresser-in-original-paint-9-0-refno-4088.html A diminutive antique pine dresser from Eastern Europe at the furthest outposts of the old Austrian Empire you move closer to Russian lands a more Eastern and folky rustic ornamentation appears in the furniture This is very good condition and in the as found paint Would have come from a small rustic lodge in foothills 4088 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cute-folk-art-peasant-dresser-in-original-paint-13-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cute Smaller Antique Decorative Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/cute-smaller-antique-decorative-chest-6-0-refno-4014.html A cute smaller sized continental chest in hardwood painted off white with original feet handles and functioning key to top drawer 4014 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cute-smaller-antique-decorative-chest-38-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Antique Box Settle in Swedish Blue https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/decorative-antique-box-settle-in-swedish-blue-2-0-refno-4233.html A decorative antique pine box settle in lovely pale blue painted finish - seat lifts big storage area very clean and solid The antithesis of the flimsy modern repro will last for many years to come 4233 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-antique-box-settle-in-swedish-blue-25-TH.jpg Benches, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Antique Rocking Horse in Original Condition https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/decorative-antique-rocking-horse-in-original-condition-10-0-refno-4147.html An antique rocking horse just in great decorative look in goodoriginal condition 4147 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-antique-rocking-horse-in-original-condition-22-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Ladys Armchair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/decorative-ladys-armchair-5-0-refno-1447.html A quality decorative antique upholstered armchair English later 19th or turn of the century On casters Nice colour to wood Can used as is or re-upholstered 1447 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-ladys-armchair-1447-TH.jpg Chairs, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Old Saloon Doors https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/decorative-old-saloon-doors-31-0-refno-3278.html A decorative pair of doors from a pub wooden with paint curious cotton reel style construction Imagine stopping the car at a roadside tavern somewhere in the mountains gap-toothed Macedonian worthy serves a cold beer Can be re-hinged and used as saloon doors or make interesting decorative wall feature 3278 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-old-saloon-doors-7-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Pair of Painted Pine Pot Cupboards https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/decorative-pair-of-painted-pine-pot-cupboards-7-0-refno-4231.html I039d rather call these bedsides than pot cupboards although potentially these could be used elsewhere than the bedroom They are solid pine throughout and have drawer plus door with shelf to interior Harder to find nowadays and these are an especially decorative set with lovely cabriole legs dating to turn of century 4231 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-pair-of-painted-pine-pot-cupboards-39-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Small Cupboards 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Pine Door with Love Hearts https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/decorative-pine-door-with-love-hearts-31-0-refno-2039.html A decorative panelled pine door in original condition long strap hinges and panels with neo-classical reeded pilaster style columns diamond and love hearts Wonderfully crusty and untouched original condition Width goes to outer edge of hinge socketsGreat price 2039 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-pine-door-with-love-hearts-59-TH.jpg Architectural, 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Rustic Frame with Photo Portrait https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/decorative-rustic-frame-with-photo-portrait-22-0-refno-2765.html Photo portraits were extremely popular at the end of the 19th century it was commonplace if travelling and working away from home to have a professional portrait taken of one039s family This one was taken in by a Mr Fuss in Dieringhausen Dieringhausen was a tiny village that expanded hugely in the 1880s as it was the site of a major new rail junction and freight terminal A father owning this piece may well have been living and working as a railway worker in the one of the settlements himself and made the frame by hand with loving care What is called in America quottrampworkquot and supposedly made by hobos was commonplace homemade folk art craft for shepherds and country people in Europe especially those enduring idle hours owing to the nature of solitary workOn the other hand the robustness and artistry of the frame suggests it could have been professionally made It039s plausible that a frame maker039s would have found good business in a busy emerging town like Dieringhausen offering a range of decorative frames for photos in the then fashionable quotrusticquot style from bark and pine stalks This one is a rare survival and perfect condition 2765 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-rustic-frame-with-photo-portrait-41-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Delightful Painted Pine Marriage Bed End https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/delightful-painted-pine-marriage-bed-end-22-0-refno-3245.html A painted pine marriage bed end from the remote Hungarian tribes of Eastern Europe - this one is in the style of the quotfancyquot country where the brides on Sunday wore folk costume with the samecolours and patterning It dates from the 1940s and is dated - the colours have softened with age making it an attractive wall decoration and example of European folk painting 3245 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/delightful-painted-pine-marriage-bed-end-11-TH.gif Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Delightful Small Antique Painted Marriage Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/delightful-small-antique-painted-marriage-box-18-0-refno-3668.html A delightful small pine marriage box painted to front and sides and top in powder blue ground with garlands of flowers in red ochre green and saffron Dated quot1910quot and with the initials of the betrothed The interior is clean and with candle tray original hinges and lockplate A collector039s piece 3668 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/delightful-small-antique-painted-marriage-box-21-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Distaff with Chip Carved Design https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/distaff-with-chip-carved-design-22-0-refno-624.html In some regions the distaffs were unpainted and chipcarved with abstract designs whose meanings were symbolic and traditionalIt has long been acknowledged the influence of Russian folk art on pioneers of abstract art such as Malevich and Kandinsky and when these urban radicals ventured out into the remote countryside to seek their primitive influences much as their French counterparts had done in Iberia and via the imports of Africa it is objects such as this spinning tool that they would have seen 624 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/distaff-with-chip-carved-design-624-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Carved Doorway with Roof https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/early-carved-doorway-with-roof-31-0-refno-1904.html One of the remarkable sights seen by early 20th century Western travellers and photographers in the eastern parts of the old Austrian Empire were the carved gateways to farmsteads in the villages of Transylvania This gateway originating from an abandoned farm in the eastern Carpathians is made of huge timbers of oak it has early looking abstract and geometric chip carving that is normally found on old Romanian folk art and of a distinctly pre-AD feel not in respect of manufacture but of symbolic origins There is also some later carving of initials and a mid-20th century date suggesting this farmstead was Szekeler an old Hungarian tribe or perhaps the home came into the possession of a Szekeler family and was made by an earlier peoples living there The door itself hangs by iron hinges and opens whilst the whole thing is roofed With the roof we also have a set of original terracotta tiles In this part of Europe especially before the region became part of Romania in 1920 there were many different ethnic groups and the eastern most parts traditionally bordered onto the empires of the eastern barbaroi the Mongolians in the 13th century for example or the Ottomans in the 19th These traditional gateways have the atmosphere therefore of much earlier domestic structures in the West like Stokesay castle on the Welsh borders but they are also like gates of merchants houses in Indian cities from more recent times Their purpose was both defensive and magical the doors opened into courtyard farm dwellings and the symbols transcribed framing the door protected in not only a physical sense against intruders strangers wolves vampires and other malign spirits of which in this culturally layered and richly historical region of old Europe there were many If one could only find some spot to house such a rare item who could ever wish to part with it 1904 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-carved-doorway-with-roof-34-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 1450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Country Chair in Ash amp Fruitwood https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/early-country-chair-in-ash-and-fruitwood-5-0-refno-3819.html Something really appealing about this early modest country chair from the Cotswolds It has a lovely warm honey colour strong grain patterning throughout and also some unusualdecorative turned and carved elements Ash with fruitwood seat Probably first half of 18th century 3819 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-country-chair-in-ash-and-fruitwood-43-TH.jpg Chairs, 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Oak Chest of Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/early-oak-chest-of-drawers-6-0-refno-3745.html An early Jacobean type chest of drawers in oak on Georgian bracket plinth Some like this were originally made in two pieces so the two drawers sit into the bottom two probably to facilitate being upstairs in a cottage All oak drawer linings - a period piece for more pics please ask 3745 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-oak-chest-of-drawers-31-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 1650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Oak Side Table with Drawer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/early-oak-side-table-with-drawer-15-0-refno-4138.html A decorative and pleasingly robust English oak side table in very good condition and with good colour single drawer with original metalware great value for money 4138 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-oak-side-table-with-drawer-32-TH.jpg Tables, Side tableLamp tableMisc 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Phallus Headstone with Inscription https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/early-phallus-headstone-with-inscription-22-0-refno-3276.html Found in Transylvania a transit point for many different ethnic tribes over the centuriesa large stone carved phallus and with inscription in old Hungarian quotAnnoItt Nyugszik Az Urban boldogul kimult HarMartonquot - it must be a headstone as this reads roughly quotHere lies happily resting in the Lordquot The date and name are not clear Ottoman headstones are not quite like this they can be pillar shaped and often mounted with a turban but are not actually phallic There is one place the Khalid Nabi cemetery in N-E Iran where phallic tomb or headstones can be seen but this seems a far cry from a Hungarian tomb in Eastern Europe So there is a story for ethnographers to unravel here in this evidently very rare piece 3276 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-phallus-headstone-with-inscription-59-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Garden, 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Russian Table in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/early-russian-table-in-original-paint-15-0-refno-2255.html This is a typical form of table found in Scandinavia and N-W Russia and from the 16th to the early 19th centuryThis one made of birchwood which has a rich golden glow underneath the original earth pigment black stain or paint The legs have an impressive primitive hand carved appearance 2255 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-russian-table-in-original-paint-56-TH.jpg Tables, Side tableLamp tableMisc 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Elegant Antique Pine Box Settle in Warm Black https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/elegant-antique-pine-box-settle-in-warm-black-2-0-refno-4221.html An antique pine box bench or box settle that combines elegance with a sturdy build Seat is 49cm high and lifts to large storage area Ideal for kitchen or alongside family diner hallway etc 4221 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/elegant-antique-pine-box-settle-in-warm-black-8-TH.jpg Benches, 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Elm and Chesnut Painted Arc or Hewn Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/elm-and-chesnut-painted-arc-or-hewn-chest-18-0-refno-666.html Antique elm or chesnut lidded trunk or box possibly a dowry chest from Spain Early construction made of hewn planks pegged into stile legs this type of furniture is found in mountaineous areas throughout Europe for hundreds of years but this quite sophisticated with panelled front and Baroque detailing Original paint or stain 666 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/elm-and-chesnut-painted-arc-or-hewn-chest-666-TH.jpg Boxes, 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Antique Painted Wooden Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/english-antique-painted-wooden-trade-sign-12-0-refno-2850.html A stand out piece of English Folk Art a long pine shop sign for quotT Symondsquot It is painted on three thick pine boards on a green ground with cream lettering It was bought from a collector who found it in Helston Cornwall and indeed Symons is a family name with strong connections to Cornwall 2850 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-antique-painted-wooden-trade-sign-2-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Folk Art Cobbler039s Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/english-folk-art-cobblerand039s-trade-sign-10-0-refno-2848.html A terrific and must be rare piece of English folk art apparently a walking stick but delicate and carved and in fact it seems to have been a trade sign for a cobbler that must have been displayed at his stand or outside a shop on the street or at a fair or market The handle in two parts and pegged through forms a carved foot with boot whilst on both sides the rest of the handle is decorated with carvings representing tools and other signs of the cobbler039s art The stick is otherwise elaborately carved and it is in its original paint 2848 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-folk-art-cobblers-trade-sign-47-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Golf Club Pine Bench in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/english-golf-club-pine-bench-in-original-paint-2-0-refno-2684.html Congratulations to Danny Willet of Rotheram Yorkshire on his Master039s victory only the second Englishman ever to win this tournament This must be a rare piece a simple pine bench in original paint reading quotYorkshire Golf Clubquot on one side and on the other side two pointing hands and the words quotNo spikes past herequot Clearly this piece survived owing to its being indoors There is no longer a Yorkshire GC as far we know it was probably re-named but where was itquot 2684 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-golf-club-pine-bench-in-original-paint-35-TH.jpg Benches, 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Nativity Church Model https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/english-nativity-church-model-10-0-refno-2488.html A large model of an English Church hand made probably formed part of a Nativity celebrationIt is signed and dated The interior is fitted out like a doll039s house The interior is lit 2488 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-nativity-church-model-17-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Estate Made Victorian Pine Desk with 8 Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/estate-made-victorian-pine-desk-with-8-drawers-9-0-refno-4073.html An estate-made large Victorian pine desk from large house in the Cotswolds a big pine top supported by two sets of drawers in original stain This is how it came in We could paint the drawers and wax top 4073 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/estate-made-victorian-pine-desk-with-8-drawers-43-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Tables, DeskWriting Table 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Exceptional Panelled High Back Pine Settle with Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/exceptional-panelled-high-back-pine-settle-with-drawers-2-0-refno-4184.html An exceptional high backed antique pine bench or settle with two drawers and in the original scumble paint A typical form found in taverns and farmhouses and designed for the fireside this example is rather different more refined amp in very good condition and with it039s unusual designs and panelling to the back upright one guesses it may have been in a hall or ecclesiastical dwelling 4184 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/exceptional-panelled-high-back-pine-settle-with-drawers-32-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 2850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Figures in Landscape oil on board by LFHerbert https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/figures-in-landscape-oil-on-board-by-lfherbert-27-0-refno-3913.html One of the best paintings from LFHerbert039s personal collection Herbert was a poet and painter and explored humanist themes in the post-war period here figures meet in a post-war industrial ruined townscape He is not exactly a realist and frames his ideas in apocalyptic mythopoeic scenes - like many artists in this period he considers what world people will make for themselves in the aftermath of war 3913 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/figures-in-landscape-oil-on-board-by-lfherbert-59-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Antique Painted Metal Pot Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-antique-painted-metal-pot-rack-22-0-refno-3785.html A hanging metal pot or mug rack which can be used for exactly that purpose now with painted abstract folk art decoration in white on black echoes of primitive ancient art or from the Modern Art canon take your pick 3785 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-antique-painted-metal-pot-rack-33-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Blue Dowry Box 1861 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/folk-art-blue-dowry-box-1861-18-0-refno-1782.html An antique pine blanket box or dowry chest clearly made for a marriage in the 1860s Date to front Striking and attractive original folk art paint decoration showing garlands and flowers on blue ground Stands high on shapely bracket foot base 1782 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-blue-dowry-box-1861-5-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Carved and Painted Birds Ensemble https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-carved-and-painted-birds-ensemble-22-0-refno-4057.html A rare ensemble of painted folk carvings of birds on a painted branch meant to hang on the wall and promoting good fortune amongst several finches there are two hoopoe and two nightingales Comes from Bohemia early 20th cent 4057 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-carved-and-painted-birds-ensemble-13-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Grey Painted Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-grey-painted-bench-22-0-refno-548.html Wonderful carved bench made of walnut or similar hardwood with original blue-grey paint child sized pegged construction One of those pieces which is as much a sculpture as piece of utilitarean furniture Could easily be 2 or 3 times the price and be inexpensive as it is a unique hand carved piece 548 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-grey-painted-bench-548-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art oil on canvas quotCavalier amp Spanielquot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/folk-art-oil-on-canvas-cavalier-and-spaniel-10-0-refno-3750.html A primitive folk art oil on canvas probably dating to 18th century - depicting a cavalier or King Charles himself with one of his spaniels Re-framed Legend has it that King Charles was so impressed with this breed and their faithfulness as companions that he decreed they should not be denied entry to any tavern in the land nor indeed to any public place The smoke blackened back of this work not to say the characteristic primitive short hand style of the execution suggests that this may have been the work of a sign painter Very old pub signs were often done on canvas and then at a later date hung inside the pub The exterior is in good original condition it probably had a light clean when framed but not spoiling it at all the original surface of the paint which has a pleasing crackle of age 3750 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-oil-on-canvas-cavalier-and-spaniel-2-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Portrait https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/folk-art-portrait-10-0-refno-961.html A terrific oil on canvas and quintessential working class British Folk Art portait Fits into the category of portraits of local characters See the famous George Smarts Portrait of the postman Old Bright in the Compton Verney Folk Art Collection or The Portrait of Dr John Phillips by the Rvd Brocklebank item 940 in our websiteIn its cariacature aspect this portrait also resembles the popular art of John Collier and others of his ilk whose names we dont know Re-lined onto coarse hessian Was probably very dirty and seems to have been cursorily cleaned but without taking away the freshness of the colour Would benefit from a light professional cleanFor more discussion see April blog Folk Art Warwick and Recent Finds 961 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-portrait-961-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 1950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Carving of Arsenie Boca https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-carving-of-arsenie-boca-22-0-refno-3650.html A vivid and appealing painted folk carving from Romania of the Orthodox priest visionary artist and holy man Arsenie Bock At a time when Christianity was made illegal he became a martyr a symbol of anti-communist resistance and a hero of the common people continually persecuted by the secret services and serving time in penal labour camps To have a statue of him in the Romanian home would be regarded as auspicious and bring luck 3650 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-carving-of-arsenie-boca-18-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Painting on Glass of Cormorant https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/folk-painting-on-glass-of-cormorant-27-0-refno-3532.html A decorative and colourful reverse painting on glass depicting a web footed bird probably of the cormorant family - in some countries in the East peasants have traditionally fished with cormorants and in folk lore generally the cormorant is a positive symbol - unlike in the Western Christian tradition in which as in Paradise Lost the cormorant is associated with appetite and death 3532 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-painting-on-glass-of-cormorant-56-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 90 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Genuine Old Whirligig from Taunton https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/genuine-old-whirligig-from-taunton-10-0-refno-487.html Genuine English Whirligig on new stand Made by Ernest Lillycrap a wheelwright and carpenter of Ruishton Taunton The whirligig spent all of its life on a line post in neighbouring village of Creech St Michael On the death of the owner it passed to Frederick Sweeting 487 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/genuine-old-whirligig-from-taunton-487-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Georgian Antique Pine Side Table in Original Red Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/georgian-antique-pine-side-table-in-original-red-paint-15-0-refno-4227.html A two-drawer antique pine side table with typical elegant Georgian form and proportion and in the original red paint 4227 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/georgian-antique-pine-side-table-in-original-red-paint-5-TH.jpg Tables, Side tableLamp tableMisc 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Georgian English Box in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/georgian-english-box-in-original-paint-18-0-refno-2694.html An antique pine box English in original red paint very good condition candlebox and original hinges 2694 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/georgian-english-box-in-original-paint-36-TH.jpg Boxes, 270 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Giant Edwardian Pond Yacht https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/giant-edwardian-pond-yacht-12-0-refno-1506.html If they did a tv programme on the best 100 christmas presents ever then this would surely feature on it A giant and quality Edwardian pond yacht One sees antique pond yachts for sale but this one is a very good one impressive scale very good condition attractive painted colouring to base and on a specially made stand Fully rigged by an expert Another statement piece 1506 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/giant-edwardian-pond-yacht-10-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, 1400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Giant Horseshoe Antique Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/giant-horseshoe-antique-trade-sign-12-0-refno-1097.html If you are in search of luck this may be the piece for you A giant iron horseshoe with some decoration and nail holes Used as trade sign for a blacksmithSomething for an antique folk art collector or just a good decorative itemProvenance Folk Museum Tempo Northern Ireland 1097 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/giant-horseshoe-antique-trade-sign-1097-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Greek St Nicholas on Blue Ground https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/greek-st-nicholas-on-blue-ground-27-0-refno-2844.html An 18th century Greek icon on St Nicholas painted on curved panel with inscription to reverse A bold symmetrical composition with characteristic Mediterranean spring colouring the predominant and joyous blue ground sets the key note complimented by the faded terracotta pink of the saint039s cloak and the green of his sash with lemon yellow crosses 2844 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/greek-st-nicholas-on-blue-ground-36-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Group of 4 Dug-Out Bowls or Trugs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/group-of-4-dugout-bowls-or-trugs-22-0-refno-4237.html A group of 4 select antique hand-adzed dug-outs trenchers trugs or bowls Sculptural forms Hardwoods ash sycamore great condition and patina Old metal repairs add character One piece has a lucky horseshoe on the handle 4237 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/group-of-4-dug-out-bowls-or-trugs-28-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Group of Mediterranean Glazed Olive Pots https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/group-of-mediterranean-glazed-olive-pots-22-0-refno-3006.html A group of heavy earthenware antique and later two handled urn or pots used for general purpose and olive oil etc From the eastern Mediterranean Greece and Turkish coast Can be sold individually - some of these very old and some in same style from mid 20th centuryFrom 45 to 60 Or 390 for group 3006 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/group-of-mediterranean-glazed-olive-pots-12-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Group of Peasant Glazed Pots https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/europe/group-of-peasant-glazed-pots-22-27-refno-4173.html Available as group or individually group of colourful glazed earthenware giving flavour of the South Not tourist manufacture These come from the old villages and were used for oil water etc Size approximate 4173 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/group-of-peasant-glazed-pots-49-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Huge Antique Pine Country House Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/huge-antique-pine-country-house-table-15-0-refno-3615.html A huge 19th century pine farmhouse table from Farnham Hall a large country house in Ireland Heavy thick top with wide planks and bold turned leg base with double stretcher 3615 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/huge-antique-pine-country-house-table-34-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouse 2150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Huge Shipment from Europe https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/huge-shipment-from-europe-22-0-refno-3932.html A huge shipment of goods arriving this weekend from Europe from small treen items folk art collectables to large furniture restored and unrestored please contact for appt or details10 - 1000 3932 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/huge-shipment-from-europe-16-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Icon on panel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/icon-on-panel-22-0-refno-339.html Small delightful two panel primitive icon on wood board from Bulgaria 339 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/icon-on-panel-339-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Icon with Compendium of Saints https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/icon-with-compendium-of-saints-22-0-refno-3584.html A terrific and large primitive icon painting on canvas from Serbia It appears to have been painted as a quotmemento moriquot or tribute to the young woman in the foreground - she is laid out like the Virgin in a Dormition but looks as much like Ophelia in child-like version of Millais She lies on a bed of roses with flower garland and with a pretty linen dress embroidered in flowers - and there is a tradition of wearing special dresses of this kind in the funereal customs of the Balkans countries The man on the left with Bible in hand would be the donor the manwho commissioned the work and he would be the father or husband of the woman This painting spares no expense in some sense as it includes all the saints who were most popular amongst the peasantry in these parts of Europe arranged in a circular design against a country landscape we see in the centre top the Pieta an image of human suffering and then various saints St Nicholas St Florian St Roc and in the centre St Sebastien The latter two are often associated diseases of skin and youthful suffering as both were young men The painting is painted in a primitive style indicative of a local painter and is fresh looking as it has been cleaned and restored and then re-lined If you look closely you can see the craquelure and age 3584 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/icon-with-compendium-of-saints-12-TH.JPG Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Impressionist view of Cotswold Town https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-post-1900/impressionist-view-of-cotswold-town-27-36-refno-3665.html A large original oil on canvas showing the parish church of the town of Cirencester couched amongst trees and in an ambient morning or evening light Signed This work is concerned with a particular English atmosphere of place the way the sunlight illuminates the warm tones of the Cotswold stone and the man made and nature are in pleasing harmony The same artist other works here are also concerned with capturing a particular feeling of place - the White City Gardens workis a homage to the French Impressionists and tries to capture a period gaiety whilst the Aztec citadel portrait in its moonlit unpeopled view conveys a sense of mystery 3665 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/impressionist-view-of-cotswold-town-58-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Impressionist View of Ruins of Macchu Picchu https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-post-1900/impressionist-view-of-ruins-of-macchu-picchu-27-36-refno-3663.html An impressionist style view of the ruins of Macchu Picchu the Inca citadel high up in the mountains near Cuzco in Peru A fresh and colourful original work oil on canvas and signed Late 20th century 3663 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/impressionist-view-of-ruins-of-macchu-picchu-16-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Impressive Collection of Antique Cawl Spoons amp Ladles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/impressive-collection-of-antique-cawl-spoons-and-ladles-22-0-refno-3699.html A museum worthy collection of antique cawl spoons and ladles from the remotest and easternmost region of Europe - some with chip carved details unusual carved handles all made from fruitwoods and hardwood and with exquisite colouring and wear 3699 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/impressive-collection-of-antique-cawl-spoons-and-ladles-54-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Interesting Group of Antique Rustic Kitchenalia https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/interesting-group-of-antique-rustic-kitchenalia-22-0-refno-4006.html This could be a display in a museum of rustic bygones - all items sourced from the mountains in Eastern Europe in Western Europe industrial materials and techniques changed the material culture of the farmyard and country living but in remoter parts of Europe there were peoples living in pre-industrial lifestyle with everything made of wood The sword here is curious - a toy - or for some other purpose - to stir or whiskthe spoon has no hollow in the head so also must have been made for some specific task 4006 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/interesting-group-of-antique-rustic-kitchenalia-49-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 140 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Italianate or Greek Style Pine Porticoes in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/italianate-or-greek-style-pine-porticoes-in-original-paint-31-0-refno-3649.html Later ochre paint was removed to reveal these stunning porticoes in their original neo-classical blue grey and gold paint A painted icon on linen to one side Imagine these at a London antique fair stealing the show and with a price tag that adds another 0 to this one You could build them into an architectural scheme or make two giant bookcases from them fit for a Renaissance palace A once in lifetime opportunity 3649 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/italianate-or-greek-style-pine-porticoes-in-original-paint-13-TH.jpg Architectural, 6450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Abstract in Yellow and Black https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-post-1900/large-abstract-in-yellow-and-black-27-36-refno-1303.html Something of Clyfford Still here and the biomorphic surrealism of Abstract Expressionism in this canvas probably dating from the 1950s or 1960s Large and decorative it appears to have been stored and framed in relatively recent times Either American or by an English painter influenced by American painting of the 50s and 60s 1303 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-abstract-in-yellow-and-black-1303-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Burr Folk Art Religious Shrine https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-burr-folk-art-religious-shrine-22-0-refno-3780.html Folk customs undoubtedly ascribed magical properties to burrs in trees and woodland magic of a quite surreal and spooky weird character is quite a theme in Central European folklore This large burr or burl has been dug out and made into a shrine and painted with blue spangly paint and then mounted on a wooden base Here we have put a small Spanish carving of saint inside it which is presumably the sort of iconobject it was made to enshrine 3780 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-burr-folk-art-religious-shrine-53-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Hand Painted Antique Porringer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-hand-painted-antique-porringer-22-0-refno-3999.html A 19th century antique glazed earthenware porringer or dish with rich colouring and vivid hand painted abstract design typical of the region Probably Udvarhely 3999 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-hand-painted-antique-porringer-1-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 140 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Icon of Joachim amp Anna https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-icon-of-joachim-and-anna-22-0-refno-345.html Unusually large icon on heavy fruitwood board of Joachim and Anna probably Romanian 19th century 345 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-icon-of-joachim-and-anna-345-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Lorry of New Stock https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-industrial/large-lorry-of-new-stock-28-0-refno-3639.html No half measures to start the year a large arrival to UK by truck from Europe with many of the last 6 months findings 100s of Items from 15 - 15000 Appointments to view available from Mon 22nd call 07813 975175 or send e-mail with your requirements to johncornallantiquesgmailcom 3639 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-lorry-of-new-stock-53-TH.jpg Industrial, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Modernist Nordic Light Oil on Canvas by Torsleff https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/large-modernist-nordic-light-oil-on-canvas-by-torsleff-27-0-refno-3415.html A terrific large seacliff view oil on canvas by renowned Danish painter August Torselff 1884-1968 - this painting039s full title is topographical quotView from the East Coast of Jutland at Blommehaven Skade Bakkerquot it captures a moment of typical Nordic light and serenity it is evening or morning with a sliver of moon visible over the quiet coastline as a sailboat slips by The work is signed quotTorsleffquot it is large scale mantelpiece size being almost 5ft wide with frameTorsleff is a celebrated artist in his native country and abroad according to the evidence of his catalogue he was a prolific portrait painter and often in a somewhat garish Modernist style this could be seen as the commercial and public face of his art In this early work we see the other side of the artist the more reflective side in a poetic vision of place that seems typically Scandinavian 3415 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-modernist-nordic-light-oil-on-canvas-by-torsleff-45-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Red Painted Dowry Box with Folk Symbols https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/large-red-painted-dowry-box-with-folk-symbols-18-0-refno-3167.html This is a typical piece from what was called Galicia and used to be Poland but is now south western Ukraine - ie it is typical in its size and the large bracket feet It is really good condition decorative metal work on the lid and corners is all intact The front has panels creating the illusion of drawers which it does not have The paint decoration is a earthy red grain painting but then with the unusual addition of bold folky abstract symbols - you see not dissimilar marks decorating the outsides of peasant houses most famously in Cicmany SlovakiaBut there are also a strong echoes of the surrealistic doodling of the Spanish modernist-primitivist Joan Miro 3167 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-red-painted-dowry-box-with-folk-symbols-45-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Long Monastery Box Settle with Carved Grapevines https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/long-monastery-box-settle-with-carved-grapevines-2-0-refno-4157.html A remarkable and rare long box settle in original paint and with open carving of grapevines along it039s length from a monastery vineyard in Eastern Europe19th century Pine with hardwood supports Very good condition Great piece to go alongside a long table hallway or for restaurant or winery 4157 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/long-monastery-box-settle-with-carved-grapevines-35-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Low Retro Coffee Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/low-retro-coffee-table-15-0-refno-1471.html A low square coffee table post-war retro piece with mosaic of black white and grey stone tiles and feet not unlike those of a lunar landing module circa 1968 1471 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/low-retro-coffee-table-1471-TH.jpg Tables, Coffee table 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Magnificent Swedish Oak Dowry Box quot1806quot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/magnificent-swedish-oak-dowry-box-1806-18-0-refno-3508.html A large solid oak dowry box with original folk painting and decorative metal strapping two large carrying handles to sides made for marriage dated quot1806quot 3508 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/magnificent-swedish-oak-dowry-box-1806-46-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Massive Stoneware Jubilee Hunting Jug https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/massive-stoneware-jubilee-hunting-jug-10-0-refno-1144.html A huge and heavy Stoneware Salt Glaze Hunting Jug inscribed Sarum Jug referring to Old Sarum Fired to celebrate Queen Victorias Golden Jubilee in 1887 and may have been intended to serve ale or mead at a feast Decorated with vines bacchic masks drinking Toby figures windmills and royal coat of armsThis Sarum Jug is so called perhaps because it was made in Salisbury Old Sarum or because of its similarity in form to the large kettle jugs made in the 19th century and called Old Sarum jugsDamaged in firing but very sound sections of the outer wall have sloughed away but the walls of the pot are very thick and faults have not penetrated to the interior Uncommon Category English Folk Pottery Antique Folk Art Antique Stoneware Hunting Jug 1144 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/massive-stoneware-jubilee-hunting-jug-1144-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Antique Pine Dresser in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/miniature-antique-pine-dresser-in-original-paint-10-0-refno-3872.html A very good original condition West Country miniature quotapprentice piecequot or shop display pine dresser 3872 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-antique-pine-dresser-in-original-paint-4-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Carved Ark or Wallachian Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/miniature-carved-ark-or-wallachian-coffer-18-0-refno-3295.html Very small or miniature arcs or quotsusekquot as the Hungarians call them were made and these would have been trade display models taken to market by carpenters and also used in the home for precious keepsakes The arc Wallachian coffer or sarcophagus chest are the quintessential item of furniture of the mountain dwelling peasants who lived by transhumance and these ancient boxes are found wherever they are found whether in Ukraine or in Spain It is hard to date this piece as the same furniture was made before Christ and up until the early 20th century - this example has a wonderful colour and is very good condition 3295 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-carved-ark-or-wallachian-coffer-39-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Coffer with Inscriptions https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/miniature-coffer-with-inscriptions-18-0-refno-2995.html The plank built beechwood coffer resembling a sarcophagus tomb but used as a dowry box was found throughout the highlands of Eastern and South Eastern Europe Several countries including Romania Slovakia Serbia Hungary claim old examples of these as a quintessential symbols of their folk heritageThis one is not an old one but a mid 20th century miniature copy or homage to the tradition it is very skilfully made and inscribed in Hungarian Emlekul a sovarad pionirpiktol which means approximately quotRemember us the students of Sovaradquot a townSo this appears to be a piece commissioned for somebody as a gift perhaps a parting gift from students to a professorof carpentry history or ethnography The box is a Magyarised version of it039s type with the feet forming tulips a national symbolOn the top is a dove with an olive branch - it could be a reference to the recipient travelling to foreign lands but this is also a common motif of the time a reminder of how the Soviet rulers actively encouraged folk heritage and through propaganda proposed feelings of national sentiment to be part of not contra to the broader fraternity and family of International Peace and Socialism 2995 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-coffer-with-inscriptions-44-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 365 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Pine Chest in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/miniature-pine-chest-in-original-paint-22-0-refno-2892.html Rare apprentice piece antique pine chest of drawers with decorative flower painting on white ground 2892 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-pine-chest-in-original-paint-57-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Mongolian Carved amp Painted Pine Sideboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/mongolian-carved-and-painted-pine-sideboard-9-0-refno-3042.html An unusual painted pine carved sideboard with three drawers from Mongolia This piece has interesting symbolism with confronted or heraldic tigers and a lotus blossom surmounting a flaming pyre Bought around 15 years ago when country furniture first started to come out of China 3042 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/mongolian-carved-and-painted-pine-sideboard-34-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Museum Taxidermy Pair of Wild Cats https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/museum-taxidermy-pair-of-wild-cats-12-0-refno-4172.html A pair of male and female wild cat taxidermy specimens mounted on branches and one with wall bracket for dramatic display in turn of the century natural history museum Austrian Empire circa 1890 Very good condition for age Size given approximate to larger example 4172 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/museum-taxidermy-pair-of-wild-cats-29-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Nave Folk Art Painting of Place de La Concorde https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/nave-folk-art-painting-of-place-de-la-concorde-22-0-refno-3856.html A nave folk art painting on heavy panel or board depicting the Place de la Concorde in Paris in attractive pastel blues and whites 3856 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/nave-folk-art-painting-of-place-de-la-concorde-22-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Naive Painting of Tanhouse Farm by AS https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/naive-painting-of-tanhouse-farm-by-as-10-0-refno-1304.html A vivid naive oil on canvas with lots of interesting local details The farmer smoking his clay pipe on his doorstep the wife in her broad brimmed summer hat feeding the chickens and turkey cock the fine old farmhouse perhaps originally a medieval tannery with its early bay window its long undulating red tiled roof and distempered walls The farmer has been tending his cottage garden there are geraniums or something like them decorating the window sills two firkins appear to be attached to a drain to catch rainwater and a large roller and shallow oak barrel are propped neatly by the path ready for use This is another genre of folk painting sometimes like here with real detail and social history the house portrait There are many Tanhouse Farms in the country one imagines this one may have been in the Midlands as the painting came locally and ones hunch is that it has never travelled far It has a good quality rosewood frame in its original red stain and it has probably been in this frame and behind glass since it was painted as once removed as here the colour appears particularly freshThe dimensions include the frame which is in the price 1304 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/naive-painting-of-tanhouse-farm-by-as-1304-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Naive Woodcut of Rugby game on Oak Panel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/naive-woodcut-of-rugby-game-on-oak-panel-10-0-refno-612.html Wonderful 19th century antique woodcut of a rugby match with naive elements On oak panel Reminiscent of the most famous 19th c painting of a rugby game by William WollenThe Roses Match Was found in the south west of England and came with one more panel more naively rendered of a cricket match which gives the impression that this piece may be based on a painting or print Rather reminiscent of the famous 19th c painting of a rugby match William Wollens famous The Roses Match 612 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/naive-woodcut-of-rugby-game-on-oak-panel-612-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 790 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Neo-Classical Carved and Gilded Antique Mirror https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-mirrors/neoclassical-carved-and-gilded-antique-mirror-33-0-refno-3015.html This is no anaemic gilded mirror overpriced and in a fancy high street shopIt is a boldly carved and large genuine antique frame with old mirror possibly original but such good condition perhaps just old It is rare to find such a piece in untouched condition like this giving it a rugged and authentic decorative lookIt can be hung horizontally like this or vertically as the old wire to reverse shows 3015 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/neo-classical-carved-and-gilded-antique-mirror-0-TH.jpg Mirrors, 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Neo-Classical Small Chest in Grey-Green https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/neoclassical-small-chest-in-greygreen-6-0-refno-4219.html An attractive smaller antique pine chest with three drawers in a pale greygreen shade Nice neo-classical detailing of lockplates original feet etc 4219 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/neo-classical-small-chest-in-grey-green-4-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Newlyn or St Ives School Harbour Scene1920s https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/newlyn-or-st-ives-school-harbour-scene1920s-27-0-refno-3354.html An attractive painting in salmon pinks and pastel shades on card of a coastalharbour scene Cornish School is signed quotCRG-------quot indistinctly and with date quot1920quot In fine oak Hogarth frame 3354 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/newlyn-or-st-ives-school-harbour-scene1920s-32-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 320 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Oak Salt Box with Love Heart https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/oak-salt-box-with-love-heart-22-0-refno-4235.html Normally pine it039s rare to find an unpainted and oak hanging salt box This one has a lift up lid for the salt box and two small drawers for pepper and paprika or other spices and with the original brass knobs 4235 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/oak-salt-box-with-love-heart-15-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 130 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Oil on Oak Panel quotLa Reveriequot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/oil-on-oak-panel-la-reverie-27-0-refno-3893.html A small oil on oak panel showing a noble lady in her private chambers quotperdu dans ses reveriesquot There are obvious erotic connotations and sensuality in subject and style It probably dates to early 1700s and would have been made for private consumption a piece for the boudoir itself and perhaps kept in a bureau There are some surface scratches The piece is as found and came from a house in Stratford upon Avon Later in the 18th century French painters explored similar themes in more public works More than 100 yrs later Gustave Courbet took things a little further in his proto-Freudian quotLe Sommeilquot 3893 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/oil-on-oak-panel-la-reverie-6-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE One of Pair of Naive Still-Life Paintings https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/one-of-pair-of-naive-stilllife-paintings-27-0-refno-4105.html A charming still-life painting signed and in naive style showing wholesome produce from the cottage garden radishes lemons cauliflower and the like Some naive artists of the ilk and from Eastern Europe like the Georgian Pirosmani are hugely celebrated and their works fetch stellar prices This work by an unknown artist is one of a pair see next post it is in original condition and has a small corner shaped tear to left side 4105 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/one-of-pair-of-naive-still-life-paintings-8-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Blue Painted Dresser with Hooks https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/original-blue-painted-dresser-with-hooks-22-0-refno-3904.html A superb example of one of these primitive dressers this one has great colour three drawers all the original hooks very rare and is superb condition Useful in the kitchen or hallway for mugs and keys etc 3904 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-blue-painted-dresser-with-hooks-0-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Blue Painted Iron Bound Alms Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/original-blue-painted-iron-bound-alms-box-18-0-refno-4203.html A rare item a thick timbered pine and iron bound collection or alms box from a church an early piece probably 17th or early 18th century and dry scraped to it039s original blue decoration Lock to front two later key plates to top when full of coins would have been very heavy 4203 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-blue-painted-iron-bound-alms-box-2-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Blue Painted Keepsake Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/original-blue-painted-keepsake-box-18-0-refno-2566.html A little treasure an antique pine box with sliding top and finger holes original blue paint and faded flower painted decoration Pieces like this do not turn up often and if they do rarely with such nice original colour decoration 2566 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-blue-painted-keepsake-box-50-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Red amp White Painted Victorian Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/original-red-and-white-painted-victorian-trade-sign-12-0-refno-4123.html A framed signboard in original paint white lettering on red ground good condition 4123 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-red-and-white-painted-victorian-trade-sign-2-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 240 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Victorian Shop Sign in Superb Condition https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/original-victorian-shop-sign-in-superb-condition-10-0-refno-4152.html It039s not often you would expect to find an original 19th century shop sign board in such excellent condition and with provenance tooThis 5 metre long pine board hand painted in dramatic black and gold type somewhat reminiscent of Charles Demuth039s famous figure 5 painting comes from Wem in Shropshire and was for the general store of watchmaker Charles Hooke Francis a Coventry watchmaker CH Francis moved to Wem in the 1880s and set up a store on Wem 35 High Street in 1890 He supplied large clocks for railway stations and public buildings in this part of the country The story is that several decades ago workmen uncovered this sign when restoring the building they were taking down the old Foster menswear sign from the front and found this well preserved sign underneath A framed newspaper article relating the story and with a photograph of CH Francis outside the shop in 1914 driving his daughter to her wedding ceremony comes with this piece 4152 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-victorian-shop-sign-in-superb-condition-14-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted and Carved Marriage Plate and Hook Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/painted-and-carved-marriage-plate-and-hook-rack-22-0-refno-3387.html A very good quality antique pine carved plate rack with pot hooks in grey blue-green and red folk art decoration Superb condition A piece like this would be made for a marriage plates were supported by the bar at the top shelf on the bottom hooks held ceramic pots Useful in the house for coats mugs keys etc 3387 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-and-carved-marriage-plate-and-hook-rack-41-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Antique Pine Marriage Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/painted-antique-pine-marriage-coffer-18-0-refno-4023.html A long large antique pine marriage box or coffer from Transylvania - nice scrubbed pine top which indicates this was probably used as a seat and traces of original folk painting to front and the date quot1895quot - thick timbered a quality piece for a wealthier peasant bride probably one of the Saxons of the quotSeven Townsquot 4023 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-antique-pine-marriage-coffer-50-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Marriage Box with Primitive Birds https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/painted-marriage-box-with-primitive-birds-18-0-refno-4126.html A charming amp simple pine marriage box with decorative grain painting and primitive birds and flowers to front Clean to interior 4126 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-marriage-box-with-primitive-birds-26-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Pine Side Table or Dresser with Pot-board https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/painted-pine-side-table-or-dresser-with-potboard-9-0-refno-4236.html An early 19th century painted pine dresser with three drawers with pot-board A good side piece for hallway living room pub restaurant etc 4236 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-pine-side-table-or-dresser-with-pot-board-23-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Tables, Side tableLamp tableMisc 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Pine Side Table with 2 Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/painted-pine-side-table-with-2-drawers-15-0-refno-4162.html A decorative 19th century pine side table with two drawers Original paint to top Good look 4162 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-pine-side-table-with-2-drawers-16-TH.jpg Tables, Side tableLamp tableMisc 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Wooden High Back Arm Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/painted-wooden-high-back-arm-chair-5-0-refno-2102.html A stylish and quirky painted wooden armchair from Romania made around the turn of the century Original condition and very sound originally had cushion seat 2102 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-wooden-high-back-arm-chair-19-TH.jpg Chairs, 300 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Carved Painted Kingfishers with Nest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/pair-of-carved-and-painted-kingfishers-with-nest-12-0-refno-1941.html One of the largest and most dramatic pieces from a private collectionFrom Czech Republic Mixed mediaEarly 20th cent 1941 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-carved-and-painted-kingfishers-with-nest-2-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Clear Hand Made Glass Bottles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-glass/pair-of-clear-hand-made-glass-bottles-29-0-refno-1789.html Pair of clear hand made hand blown glass bottles probably mid-20 cent 1789 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-clear-hand-made-glass-bottles-11-TH.jpg Glass, 85 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Painted Carved Millinery Heads https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/pair-of-painted-and-carved-millinery-heads-12-0-refno-2336.html Two early carved and painted milliners dummy heads made of solid oak and painted on gesso groundFantastic primitive look Rare 2336 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-painted-and-carved-millinery-heads-46-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pine amp Oak Antique English Carpenter039s Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/pine-and-oak-antique-english-carpenterand039s-bench-10-0-refno-4226.html It039s quite rare to find an English Carpenter039s Work Bench or Table like this genuinely old and in such good condition This one has a lot going for it it has two drawers and a shelf at the bottom the vice does not protrude very far as in the case of some carpenter benches - and so the piece works well as a side unit against the wall although it could also be an island piece it is pine mostly with some hardwood oak or elm and has a great colour and patina 4226 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pine-and-oak-antique-english-carpenters-bench-13-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Tables, FurnitureSide tableLamp tableMisc 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pine Library or Metamorphic Chair in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/pine-library-or-metamorphic-chair-in-original-paint-5-0-refno-4230.html An antique pine library chair in the original creamwhite paint amp with original crossed metal supports These chairs are also called metamorphic chairs and usually in oak or mahogany They are a chair and also hinged unfolding to become steps normally for use in a library to reach the upper shelves 4230 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pine-library-or-metamorphic-chair-in-original-paint-2-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Portrait of Dryden after Kneller https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/portrait-of-dryden-after-kneller-27-0-refno-3852.html There are two paintings known of the poet John Dryden 1631 - 1700 by Sir Godfrey Kneller 1646 - 1723 that date from the later 1690s one is in the National Portrait Gallery and one is in Trinity College Cambridge Dryden039s reputation remained strong during the mid-part of the 18th century and these two portraits were copied mainly by engravers but also in oils and it would be fair to assume that this oil on canvas is a well executed version quotafter Knellerquot and dating from the first half of the 18th century Having said that the portrait is sufficiently different to both known Kneller portraits and different to the print versions to ask the question whether this could be a version of a third portrait or a third portrait itself 3852 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/portrait-of-dryden-after-kneller-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Blue Shipwreck with Smugglers in Tempest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-blue-shipwreck-with-smugglers-in-tempest-10-0-refno-2692.html Good example of English folk art and with some background history a predominantly blue painted watercolour scene of galleon shipwreck in a dramatic tempest with smugglers in period dress in the foregroundThe painting is professionally mounted behind glass in a smart Victorian pine frame backed by horizontal pine boards and original disintegrating backing paper On the paper an old label reads quotPainted by Great Grandfather Thomas Orange Wigington Shipston On Stour Warwickshire Frame made by his Grandson Orange Wigingtonquot The eye for colour is good and the composition too with spacious grey sky in storm dominanting and this composition marries well to the story teller039s art the grand galleon barely visible consumed in muscular blue waves just like the one in Breugel039s 039Icarus039There is something here of the feel of later 18th century illustrational watercolours of Blake and his contemporariesIn fact the Wigington family were cabinet makers and artists known in Shipston from 1748 2692 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-blue-shipwreck-with-smugglers-in-tempest-34-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Christ Carved Figure https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/primitive-christ-carved-figure-12-0-refno-1857.html In Bohemia the Gothic is almost the national style much as say a different kind of more naturalistic medieval style is typical of the English hence the continuation of a Gothic style in religious art of Czech folk tradition and in regional art the elongated and emaciated Christ figure here is not actually centuries old but 18th or 19th century The paint is old it may not be original even but is attractive in its blue and cream 1857 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-christ-carved-figure-13-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Landscape of High Tor Matlock https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-landscape-of-high-tor-matlock-10-0-refno-1273.html Although with scratches and areas of wear this is a terrific little primitive landscape painting fromthe nineteenth century showing High Tor and Riber Castle in MatlockMatlock in Dovedale was a tourist attraction in the Victorian period and this scene showing the high street in Lowry-like style with rowers and gaily dressed boaters may be seen as a form of popular commercial art from the period prior to the mass production of photographic images 1273 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-landscape-of-high-tor-matlock-1273-TH.gif Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive of Country Girl in White Dress https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-of-country-girl-in-white-dress-10-0-refno-3682.html A good primitive or English nave oil on canvas in original Regency frame dating to circa 1820 Probably a farmer039s daughter posed in a typical country house setting with rustic view to exteriorA sensitive restoration and cleaning has revealed the fresh Georgian colours pinks whites blues the warm reds and greens and the lustre of the hair and fine skin tone Itinerant or professional portraitists would offer a price tariff Here the body arms and shoulders dress necklace are sketched in rapidly and create a slightly stiff 2-dimensional effect but it039s artfully done amp there is a fresh painterly quality that is appealing especially to post-Manet eyes What the client paid for the face is more finely wrought showing the classical training of the artist and yet a freshness pervades the whole amp the work coheres as this is evidently the face of an ordinary country girl from 200 yrs ago looking bonny amp optimistic in her sunday best with ringlets Not relined restored sensitively to showroom condition under our direction 3682 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-of-country-girl-in-white-dress-3-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 2850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Polychrome Carving Of Saint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/primitive-polychrome-carving-of-saint-22-0-refno-4041.html An appealing popular painted and carved figure of saint - 18th or early 19th century - could be earlier hard to date - from southern Italy From private collection 4041 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-polychrome-carving-of-saint-6-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Polychrome Carving on Later Stand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/primitive-polychrome-carving-on-later-stand-12-0-refno-1084.html An antique primitive sculpture carved in wood and painted The carved figure is nailed to a later cross and this stands on a plinth with the inscription in Hungarian which reads made in 1909 by Benedek Kazinczi The carving is believed to be early 18th century and the inscription gives the date of the restoration of the carving and the making of the plinth and cross 1084 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-polychrome-carving-on-later-stand-1084-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Windsor Arm Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/primitive-windsor-arm-chair-5-0-refno-3829.html An unusual primitive Windsor-style stick chair probably Western Scotland mostly ash with mixed hardwood and thick fruitwood seat Stylistic resemblances to earlier solid backed armchairs from 17th century and mostly Scottish 3829 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-windsor-arm-chair-2-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 1350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Antique Rustic Food Cupboard Dresser https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/rare-antique-rustic-food-cupboard-dresser-9-0-refno-884.html A stunning piece made of pine and hardwood and unlike anything i have seen beforeltbrgtAll original features and colour have been retained A very early look if only surprisingly 19th century Panel ended wood slatted to the doors of the upstairs cupboard rather than glazed The plate rack at top is with wooden carved date quot1877quot which may signify that is a marriage pieceltbrgtThe metalwork is also early and overall this pieces suggests that this piece was restored and later dated or that in remote and isolated country areas older ways of making furniture persisted An English dresser of this construction would be dated George III The handles and escutcheons are 19th century but may not be originalltbrgtLovely patina Shelf to interior 884 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-antique-rustic-food-cupboard-dresser-884-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Baroque Pew End Carving https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rare-baroque-pew-end-carving-22-0-refno-3355.html A rare carved wooden decoration in original paint It is from the pew or box of a well to do family in a Baroque church The grapes refer to the ritual of communion From private collection 3355 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-baroque-pew-end-carving-41-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Unrestored, Accessories DecorationEurope 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Distaff with Red Horse and Troika https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rare-distaff-with-red-horse-and-troika-22-0-refno-623.html Russia distaffs can lay claim to be one of the most extraordinary expressions of old European folk art and of these one of the most beautiful and fascinating are these types from the far North Made by descendants of the Old Believers exiled by Peter the Great their style of depiction relates directly to 17th century manuscript illumination from Novgorod Finely crafted from a single piece of wood and painted like an icon the details are all symbolic the red horse the groom the terem or brides house much has been written relating these detail to Easter and wedding traditions 623 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-distaff-with-red-horse-and-troika-623-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Early Peasant Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/rare-early-peasant-table-15-0-refno-3305.html A rare early table from the mountains where the people lived in Medieval ways even into the 20th century - this table is really good condition for it039s age and has legs of oak a body of beechwood and a thick two plank walnut top This top slides to open the quotboxquot of the table It039s a typical type of table belonging to poor peasants living in small dwellings the table is used to store food prepare it eat it - and even for other purposes in some parts of Eastern Europe these tables have magical properites and are known as birthing tables 3305 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-early-peasant-table-2-TH.jpg Tables, 470 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Georgian Country House Bookcase in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/rare-georgian-country-house-bookcase-in-original-paint-14-0-refno-2485.html Georgian period pine bookcase a variation on the waterfall bookcase but tall and double sided for use in large library room of country house inscribed chinoiserie decoration and profiling to ends Dry scraped to layers of original cream and off white paint Provenance CambridgeshireSuffolk area 2485 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-georgian-country-house-bookcase-in-original-paint-52-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Inlaid Love Token Candlestand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/rare-inlaid-love-token-candlestand-10-0-refno-354.html Mixed hardwood candlestand with inlaid lovehearts and corner details in sycamore Such pieces were made to sit on top a dresser 354 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-inlaid-love-token-candlestand-354-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Tables, FurnitureSide tableLamp tableMisc 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare late Medieval Cross Bow https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/rare-late-medieval-cross-bow-12-0-refno-124.html Atmospheric early cross bow in metal wood and leather and rope with various carving 124 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-late-medieval-cross-bow-124-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Original Painted Marriage Armoire https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/rare-original-painted-marriage-armoire-7-0-refno-2504.html Dated to front quot1824quot and undoubtedly custom made for a marriage the house or cottage this was made for must have been slightly smaller than most or have a small entrance as this armoire is a little smaller than the norm and rare for that It is excellent original condition with almost no replacement sections and no re-touching For more pictures please enquire The photograph shows the interior of a museum now in Poland and not far from where this type of folk painted furniture originates from See also ref 1894 2504 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-original-painted-marriage-armoire-37-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 3250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Painted and Carved Shepherd039s Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/rare-painted-and-carved-shepherdand039s-coffer-18-0-refno-3559.html A rare large carved and painted hewn coffer from the shepherd culture of the Drava region in North East CroatiaThis area extends over the border into the Baranya region of Hungary The tomb like form shows these marriage chests belong to the same family group as the Baranya arcs see ref 3558 but the geometric symbols differ so too most notably and to startling decorative effect the colourThis piece like ref3558 is superb condition and warrants the description quotmuseum qualityquot - indeed when a piece like this comes up for sale in Hungary museums will compete to buy and the prices can go very high 3559 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-painted-and-carved-shepherds-coffer-46-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Pine Bishop039s or Priest039s Chair in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/rare-pine-bishopand039s-or-priestand039s-chair-in-original-paint-5-0-refno-3330.html A rare pine chair or throne in original paint from the Carpathian mountains In some parts of Europe where the influence of William Morris never reached it is customary to replace tired furnishings with modern replicas and new pieces This amazing carved and painted pine chair was recovered by us and and has been restored Some spindles replaced but otherwise completely original condition and colour From the Orthodox church 3330 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-pine-bishops-or-priests-chair-in-original-paint-33-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Small Painted Jewish Marriage Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/rare-small-painted-jewish-marriage-box-18-0-refno-4121.html Very small marriage boxes for jewellery are seldom found but far more rare is painted furniture or artefacts with specially Jewish ethnic symbolism like this It is pine very good condition and has the original key The paintwork has been restored but you can see on close inspection where the restoration follows carefully the original design 4121 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-small-painted-jewish-marriage-box-17-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Very Large 18th cent Pine Coffer with Inlay https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/rare-very-large-18th-cent-pine-coffer-with-inlay-18-0-refno-3767.html A rare very large pine coffer with fruitwood decorative inlay - the style is late 17th century or early 18th century The functioning lock is a work of art in itself It has two large carrying handles Overall the condition is very good This piece would probably have been in a castle in Bavaria Bohemia Switzerland Austria that general region and in the time of the Hapsburg Empire The front panels usefully have been converted to doors so we list this piece alongside sideboards and dressers as well as boxes It is a piece to marvel atthe backboard is a single piece of wood measuring over 6ft and over 3ft wide 3767 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-very-large-18th-cent-pine-coffer-with-inlay-5-TH.jpg Boxes, DressersDresser Bases, 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Vintage Trade Sign Model Bike https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/rare-vintage-trade-sign-model-bike-10-0-refno-1100.html A fantastic unusual piece not a small rusted motorbike but a model or sculpture of one probably a trade sign designed to stand on a platform above a shop Wooden carved parts and pieces salvaged from bicycles and bikesA well crafted and lovingly made piece of vintage British working class or folk art Fits neatly into the bay window of our shop and a neat solution to the Jubilee window display dilemma It is hard to think of a single item ever that has generated such interest from passers byand it is frequently photographed Reminiscent of an exercise bike from the 1920s we sold which went on or at least one very like it tosell at Olympia Fair and be centre display piece in a new Ralph Lauren store in Regent St A piece for a motoring or folk art collector or for decorators seeking out the rare and eye-catching talking point 1100 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-vintage-trade-sign-model-bike-1100-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 1650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Regency Pine Side Table in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/regency-pine-side-table-in-original-paint-10-0-refno-4234.html There is very little one would want to do to this rare survival a pine side table originally used as a washstand dating to the early 19th century Georgian period and retaining it039s original decorative paint 4234 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/regency-pine-side-table-in-original-paint-55-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Tables, FurnitureSide tableLamp tableMisc 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Romantic painted troika or large sleigh https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/romantic-painted-troika-or-large-sleigh-22-0-refno-2515.html Remarkable life size sleigh or troika Family sized Seat has storageOriginal blue-black and grey paint Lovely wax finish Suitable for interior or exterior with shelter 2515 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/romantic-painted-troika-or-large-sleigh-7-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian Antique Pine Folk Art Cupboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/russian-antique-pine-folk-art-cupboard-7-0-refno-2831.html In certain parts of Russia they painted their pine and country furniture with folk art decoration of a symbolic and archaic character This solid thickly timbered cupboard is really charming it has quottree of lifequot symbols done in primitive style and in charcoal black on the panels of all 4 doors and also on the insides of the two top doors The rest is painted in an earthy terracotta Probably 19th century but from a remote village and speaks of ancient and mysterious peasant lore 2831 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-antique-pine-folk-art-cupboard-14-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian distaff https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/russian-distaff-22-0-refno-125.html Oil painted Russian folk art distaff from Central Russia carved from one piece of wood probably a dowry gift inscribed with initials of recipient and date 1922 125 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-distaff-125-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian Icon Harmony in Red https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/russian-icon-harmony-in-red-27-0-refno-2843.html A traditional Russian icon with 3 tier quotstrip cartoonquot illustrations of the Holy Mother and Child and various saints with inscriptions in Cyrillic This work appealed to us for its harmony of colour and design There are 18 figures and 5 scenes but the palette approach is restrained with a wash of earthy red pigment harmonising the whole Less is more recalling Matisse039s dictum quotto perfect is to reduce to the simplequot 2843 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-icon-harmony-in-red-32-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian Icon on Linen and Board https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/russian-icon-on-linen-and-board-27-0-refno-2104.html A finely painted Russian icon painted on linen and then applied probably later to a thick fruitwood board Research would probably reveal the Church in the painting This appears quite early probably 17th cent Bought from the home of a Hungarian collector 2104 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-icon-on-linen-and-board-32-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rustic Sculptural Carved Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/rustic-sculptural-carved-bench-2-0-refno-3110.html The decorative vocabulary of the people of the remote mountain villages in Eastern Europe was seemingly something quite separate from the town style with its derivations of the classical In its jagged abstract and expressive character it is akin to African tribal art or indeed modern art forms - which latter affinity makes perfect sense of course as the modern artist of Paris were looking to African and primitive forms as part of their search for sexual and social liberation and their revolutionary rejection of traditional Western forms - it is curious to think that this bench was produced in Europe around the time of Picasso039s Demoiselles or Stravinsky039s Rite of Spring but in worlds almost entirely cut off from each other Even now though we can appreciate the artistic quality as a fresh and individual expressionMade of beechwood with a pine seat it is solid and also low seated and so something to enjoy as a decorative hall or sculptural piece 3110 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rustic-sculptural-carved-bench-23-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Salt Box amp Spice Drawers In Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/salt-box-and-spice-drawers-in-original-paint-22-0-refno-4165.html An appealing hanging pine set of four spice drawers with salt box above in the original cream scumble paint4 cute small ceramic handles to the drawers Good condition Objects for charms and spells original contents - come with it Crow039s skull etc 4165 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/salt-box-and-spice-drawers-in-original-paint-9-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Selection of Antique and Repro Glass https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-glass/selection-of-antique-and-repro-glass-29-0-refno-1963.html We have genuine antique and vintage glass jars and glass jars made from recycled old glass - they are hard to tell apartWe have blue clear green and amber glass in sizes from tallest at 54cm to large at 40-42cm to medium and small at 33cm and less We normally sell in bulk to orderVAT applies but prices range from 30 to 90 depending on order size and product 1963 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/selection-of-antique-and-repro-glass-49-TH.jpg Glass, TradeUnrestored, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Set of Large Wooden Window Surrounds with Fretwork https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/set-of-large-wooden-window-surrounds-with-fretwork-12-0-refno-1103.html A set of up to 12 Large Decorative Wooden Window Surrounds salvaged from country house in remote part of Russia 400 each in as found ondition The set is in very good condition in fact this one pictured is probably the least good condition of them all having some minor losses to top Antique pineArchitectural salvage Decorative Can discuss selling individually or in smaller unitsPrice400x 1 1103 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/set-of-large-wooden-window-surrounds-with-fretwork-1103-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Set of Tall Decorative Doors in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/set-of-tall-decorative-doors-in-original-paint-31-0-refno-3990.html A superb set of tall ecclesiastical doors with fine soaring gothic details linen fold panelling love hearts and trefoil designs with the old grey paint - hard to date could be 17th or as late as 19th century Pine 3990 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/set-of-tall-decorative-doors-in-original-paint-57-TH.jpg Architectural, 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Slate and Alabaster Tomb-Shaped Tobacco Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/slate-and-alabaster-tombshaped-tobacco-box-10-0-refno-477.html Slate and alabaster tomb-shaped tobacco box from Wales dated 1877 a pleasing work of folk art in colour size and form 477 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/slate-and-alabaster-tomb-shaped-tobacco-box-477-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Small Carved amp Dated Shepherd039s Coffer in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/small-carved-and-dated-shepherdand039s-coffer-in-original-paint-18-0-refno-4045.html Always nice to find one of these early looking coffers that is small and with flat top this one in addition has very nice old green paint and quite unusual a carved name and date to front top 4045 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/small-carved-and-dated-shepherds-coffer-in-original-paint-45-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Small Painted Casket for Keepsakes https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/small-painted-casket-for-keepsakes-18-0-refno-4182.html A delightful small and early painted casket or pine keepsake box The domed lid and colouring suggest Swedish although the front has the name of Charlotte Ch----- inscribed faintly in pencil and the interior is lined with English newspaper from about 100 yrs before Was it a gift brought from overseas to a sweetheart to keep letters A tiny clasp and hook secures the lid Some of the nails are quotrose-headquot or hand-made and these normally would suggest an early date for the boxes original manufacture 4182 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/small-painted-casket-for-keepsakes-21-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Smart Antique Dining Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/smart-antique-dining-table-15-0-refno-2242.html A very smart and decorative antique country dining table with thickly timbered top and carved legs neo- classical in style dating from the early 19th century made of various hardwoodsI bought this one day from a restuarant in Budapest that was closing down 2242 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/smart-antique-dining-table-27-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouse 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Splendid Folk Painted Marriage Bench from Kaloteszeg https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/splendid-folk-painted-marriage-bench-from-kaloteszeg-2-0-refno-4022.html A remarkable long box settle decorated for a marriage some 66 yrs ago by the master folk painter Janos Gergely 4022 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/splendid-folk-painted-marriage-bench-from-kaloteszeg-53-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Still Life Nave 2nd of pair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/still-life-nave-2nd-of-pair-22-0-refno-4112.html An attractive nave oil on canvas signed from Eastern Europe You have to tilt the map to see that egions of Eastern Europe that we may associate with cold bleakness and poverty are actually quite southerly and in the life style as in the imagery of the folk art as here there is much of the bounty wine sun and good life that we associate with peasant life in the Mediterranean A happy piece and by the same artist as ref 4105 4112 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/still-life-nave-2nd-of-pair-47-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Stone Carved Troll Bird Bath https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/stone-carved-troll-bird-bath-10-0-refno-493.html Stone carved troll bird bath unusual piece probably late nineteenth century or early twentieth century lovely patina and age from having been in garden of private home for two generations 493 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/stone-carved-troll-bird-bath-493-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Garden, Other 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Street Scene with Church https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/street-scene-with-church-27-0-refno-2113.html A small acrylic on board sketch in paint an everyday vernacular scene Refreshing in an early Monet sense in that it seeks to convey just what is there No addition of narrative class commentary or forced emotion just an ambience of English light and moodUnsigned but in the style of contemporary English painter Robert Welch An unframed modern British find 2113 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/street-scene-with-church-51-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Studio Interior - Evening by G R Pittuck 1911-1993 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/studio-interior-evening-by-g-r-pittuck-19111993--27-0-refno-3346.html An atmospheric and accomplished studio interior oil on canvas with painterly blue and brown harmonies - signed and dated 1949 by English working class painter D R Pittuck 1911-1993Pittuck had associations with Oxford and also the North West He studied at the Ruskin and has works in the Ashomlean Around the time of completing this work he took up a post as Head of Art at an Independent school in Country Durham and he subsequently exhibited along with other avant-garde artists in the North WestStudio interiors are normally interesting works with an autobiographic self-reflexive and philosophic quality - this one describes the modest quotvie de Bohemequot of the artist his single armchair single table with sketchbook and oil lamp There is a work on easel describing an ordinary street corner looking like a villa terrace in Cheltenham Spa and photograph of a woman in bonnet on the mantelpiece his mother sweetheartIt039s rather English and everyday like a Euston Road School interior but without the chromatic claustrophobia of Gilman or the discontented ennui of Sickert Here there is a sense of resignation and pleasure in the moment The content of representations within a painting take a Vermeer for examplea map a mirror a portrait can commentate thematically - here rather differently it is the very lack of disclosure that matters the machinations of the brain the framings of the imagination are losing definition as evening falls we can039t make them out there is a shut book an unlit lamp the room settles into a quotbluequot moment that as a representation of the English 039mise-en-scene039 is real and warm and far from melancholy 3346 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/studio-interior-evening-by-g-r-pittuck-1911-1993--58-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Early Oak Cricket Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/superb-early-oak-cricket-table-10-0-refno-3812.html A very good 17th century oak cricket table - lovely colour and condition Recently from collection 3812 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-early-oak-cricket-table-47-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Tables, FurnitureSide tableLamp tableMisc 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Early Oak Hall Settle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/superb-early-oak-hall-settle-2-0-refno-4166.html A large 17th century oak settle bench with rich patina and unusual decorative finials Carving above the back panels suggests c 1630-40 date Holes on the front and back rails would have been for rope indicating that as common with early settles this one had a straw seat supported by rope trellis later replaced perhaps in the 17th century by oak plank seat 4166 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-early-oak-hall-settle-5-TH.jpg Benches, 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Folk Painted Marriage Cupboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/superb-folk-painted-marriage-cupboard-7-0-refno-4035.html A superb example of painted marriage armoire or cupboard from Central Europe pine with good build quality and decorated by a master painter in 1843 to celebrate a peasant marriage This style of folk art painting is associated with the Pardubice region or they sometimes say Riesenberge and examples of the work were exported further south and west in this part of Europe in the 19th century This piece is excellent condition and is currently shelved within Price is good are often found as much as 6-7000 4035 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-folk-painted-marriage-cupboard-44-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 2950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Fruitwood Carved Armoire https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/superb-fruitwood-carved-armoire-7-0-refno-4229.html A superb example of French fruitwood armoire with exceptional carved colour and patina they don039t get much better than this Louis XV period so later 18th century and from NormandyBrittany Top moulding lifts off and the doors lift off the hinges to give help transportation 4229 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-fruitwood-carved-armoire-46-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Huge Carved Coffer in Charcoal Black https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/superb-huge-carved-coffer-in-charcoal-black-18-0-refno-2953.html A superb giant coffer with carved pinwheels wavy lines and plant motifs - it is a really ancient looking piece that you might imagine came from a castle It is a piece known to come from a small mountain range in Western Slovakia It was probably a store for maize on a large family farm and is made from oak stiles with beech boarding and is in its original charcoal black paint 2953 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-huge-carved-coffer-in-charcoal-black-16-TH.jpg Boxes, 600 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Marriage Chest in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/superb-marriage-chest-in-original-paint-18-0-refno-2540.html A pretty and great condition pine marriage coffer or dowry box from Austria dated to quot1853quot and made for the marriage of Maria Baumgartner This is a really substantial piece testifying to the great build quality of the Austrian and German antique pine country furniture It has not only a large candlebox to the interior which is standard but also unusually five small drawers for keepsakes Could easily be double this price 2540 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-marriage-chest-in-original-paint-37-TH.jpg Boxes, 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Regency Neo-Classical Sofa https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/superb-regency-neoclassical-sofa-2-0-refno-2989.html A superb mahogany veneered Regency sofa come recently from a grand house in CheltenhamComes with cushion and bolster cushions which can be re-covered and can be restoredpolished 2989 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-regency-neo-classical-sofa-17-TH.jpg Benches, TradeUnrestored, 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Small Elm Settle in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/superb-small-elm-settle-in-original-paint-2-0-refno-4218.html Superb unusual smaller-size high-back canopied box settle with fielded panels to front Immaculate condition Original paint Welsh 18th century A collector039s piece 4218 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-small-elm-settle-in-original-paint-27-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 3650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superior 4-Drawer Antique Pine Black Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/superior-4drawer-antique-pine-black-chest-6-0-refno-4224.html An antique pine chest with four drawers with decorative inset panelled fronts superb condition very solid in smart black wax finish with our own specially commissioned period style brass handles 19th century but as new 4224 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superior-4-drawer-antique-pine-black-chest-32-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 1050 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Swedish Pine Dowry Coffer with Love Heart https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/swedish-pine-dowry-coffer-with-love-heart-18-0-refno-2711.html A very good quality antique pine dowry chest or marriage box from Sweden Blue with painted date and love heart to front Note the bold moulding to base with subtle swept cabriole feet The lockplate and key are also notable so too the very clean interior condition 2711 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/swedish-pine-dowry-coffer-with-love-heart-53-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Sycamore and Oak Butcher Block Work StationTable https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/dining-farmhouse/sycamore-and-oak-butcher-block-work-station-table-15-13-refno-4194.html A thick top single plank sycamore primitive table with original oak or ash legs No worm Very good condition for a table that was essentially a work table Can be used as console or high enough for an islanddiner Very clean 4194 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/sycamore-and-oak-butcher-block-work-station-table-0-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouseKitchen IslandCentre Tables 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Tall Decorative Dresser in Original Pale Blue https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/tall-decorative-dresser-in-original-pale-blue-9-0-refno-3147.html This is in the premier class of European glazed dressers of this kind - 19th century pine very good condition all the original shelving comes in two pieces Notable features are the original pale blue paint with black detailing in typical European classical style and the unusual top moulding adding grandeur A statement piece 3147 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/tall-decorative-dresser-in-original-pale-blue-9-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Tall Georgian Pine Chest in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/tall-georgian-pine-chest-in-original-paint-6-0-refno-3924.html A Georgian painted pine chest of unusual taller proportion Lovely original paint and patina in cream and brown 3924 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/tall-georgian-pine-chest-in-original-paint-12-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Terrific Decorated Giant Elm Pestle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/terrific-decorated-giant-elm-pestle-22-0-refno-2748.html A great piece of treen Huge Nice to hold Smoothed elm or ash The carving to handle typical Romanian saw tooth or wolf fang It is a pestle but would also make quite an effective cudgel 2748 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/terrific-decorated-giant-elm-pestle-39-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Three Saints Russian Icon https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/three-saints-russian-icon-27-0-refno-2842.html A Russian icon painted onto curved pine board This icon depicts three angels quaffing from goblets at a table and in the centre it may be Archangel Gabriel This work appealed owing to its simplified abstract form its loosely symmetrical combination of spherical and ovoid forms and its restrained colour harmonies making it akin to an abstracted still life by William Scott or some other such modernist artist The rectangular band like silver foil behind the archangel039s head and to the right denotes higher status but also works to knock out the symmetry and keep the composition dynamic 2842 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/three-saints-russian-icon-56-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Three Turned Wood Containers with Lids https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/three-turned-wood-containers-with-lids-22-0-refno-2414.html Neat antique beechwood round wooden containers with lidsThese are good condition They are European The lids fit snugly air tight leading one to think these were for cheese or some food stuff - or tobacco but no aroma Price is for 3 pieces 2414 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/three-turned-wood-containers-with-lids-29-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Three Vintage Spades https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/three-vintage-spades-11-0-refno-1533.html Three vintage spades from Europe with wooden handles and metal bladesheads 20 each 1533 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/three-vintage-spades-13-TH.jpg Garden, 20 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Trade Store Figure in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/trade-store-figure-in-original-paint-22-0-refno-613.html Well carved and large freestanding folk art trade store figure for bakers or tobacconist rare especially in its original paint like this Some obvious losses but a very rare piece with its original polychrome It may be French or American 613 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/trade-store-figure-in-original-paint-613-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Traveller039s Trunk with Wonderful Nave Landscape https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/travellerand039s-trunk-with-wonderful-nave-landscape-10-0-refno-3902.html A smart metal luggage trunk for the Great Western Railway but decorated with a marvellous nave landscape scene to top really fresh a unique and unexpected example of English folk art 3902 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/travellers-trunk-with-wonderful-nave-landscape-39-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Tree of Life distaff https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/tree-of-life-distaff-22-0-refno-127.html Large painted Russian distaff with abstract zoomorphic plant form to front of blade Exhibited in June 2009 at Pushkin House exhibition and published in catalogue p20 Carved and Coloured Art in Tsarist Lands 127 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/tree-of-life-distaff-127-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Ale Jug with Comic Head https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/unusual-ale-jug-with-comic-head-10-0-refno-1714.html An unusual piece of working class English folk art pottery a large terracotta ale jug with single handle and grotesque comic head forming the spout PLINS ALES can be discerned feintly a long lost London brewery and on the base it is signed Gordon Wat Clapham 1906 Mad magazine meets the Martin Brothers whilst the stippling to the base recalls the much treasured pottery pigs Some losses to the spout but not especially detrimental 1714 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-ale-jug-with-comic-head-9-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 365 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Painted and Carved Hand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/unusual-painted-and-carved-hand-22-0-refno-3386.html This is an unusual and evocative piece a wooden carved and painted arm and hand that appears to have been part of an elaborate chandelier or mechanism apparently from an Orthodox Church in Eastern Europe A rare curious and early piece 3386 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-painted-and-carved-hand-13-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Pair of Doors with Fanlight https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/unusual-pair-of-doors-with-fanlight-12-0-refno-2040.html Terrific decorative pair of hardwood doors with original fanlight and in old grain painting These doors date from around the turn of the century or end of the 19th century when architects and designers were turning away from the strictures of traditional classical forms hence the playful mixture of elements here Old white paint or under paint lies beneath the yellowy grain painting and could be revealed through scraping or stripping Very good condition Width includes furthest reach of hinge sockets 2040 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-pair-of-doors-with-fanlight-20-TH.JPG AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Very Rare Astragal Glazed Pine Bookcase in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/very-rare-astragal-glazed-pine-bookcase-in-original-paint-14-0-refno-3285.html There was a collector in Ireland some 25-30 yrs ago who travelled the country in search of rare and unusual country furniture and articles some fine and some rustic and this was one of the best pieces to be found in the collection he amassed never offering pieces for sale and leaving all untouched only occasionally loaning items out to films or exhibitions This piece is an exceptional painted pine 2-piecer Georgian bookcase tall and elegant with notable decorative carved bracket feet original paint and panelled doors with fans but of unique appeal is the bold and expressive astragal glazing in the upper section 3285 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/very-rare-astragal-glazed-pine-bookcase-in-original-paint-12-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, DressersDresser Bases, 4850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Very Rare Carved Mahogany Dentist Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/very-rare-carved-mahogany-dentist-chair-5-0-refno-3846.html A very rare and early mahogany dentist armchair - built for comfort - stoutly sprung and very solid overall excellent preservation Carved hand holds in neo-classical style Adjustable head rest Patent and registration marks 3846 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/very-rare-carved-mahogany-dentist-chair-36-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 1550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Victorian Pine Gothic Decoration https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/victorian-pine-gothic-decoration-12-0-refno-2944.html A decorative architectural piece from Ireland in painted pine 2944 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/victorian-pine-gothic-decoration-20-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Victorian Pine Pew Bench with Poppy Head Finials https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/victorian-pine-pew-bench-with-poppy-head-finials-2-0-refno-3850.html Normally speaking a church pew from 19th century would not inspire but this one has splendid and well carved ends or finials called poppy heads making it a more than run-of-the-mill piece It comes from East Anglia where many original medieval poppy head bench ends can still be seen Pitch pine with thick seat at conventional height 3850 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/victorian-pine-pew-bench-with-poppy-head-finials-19-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintae Advertising Poster quotBOSquot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/vintae-advertising-poster-bos-12-0-refno-3271.html A scarce and very large vintage advertising poster printed in colour on paper and in easy to hang practical lightweight frame 3271 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/british-early-mid-20th-cent-41-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Decorative Garden Table amp 4 Chairs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/vintage-decorative-garden-table-and-4-chairs-11-0-refno-3317.html An attractive vintage metal garden table and chairs in original condition 3317 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-decorative-garden-table-and-4-chairs-14-TH.jpg Garden, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Decorative Metal Garden Set https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/vintage-decorative-metal-garden-set-11-0-refno-2305.html The metal garden or cafe set consists of 4 metal folding chairs with wooden slatted seats and decorative metal backs and a folding table of dimensions above It is vintage being early 20th century The colour is original or old blue apart from the seats which have recently been restored 2305 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-decorative-metal-garden-set-8-TH.jpg Garden, Tables, DiningFarmhouse 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Galvanized Zinc BucketsPlanters https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/vintage-galvanized-zinc-buckets-planters-12-0-refno-1221.html Antique and vintage zinc bucket or plantersUseful for storage or as planters FashionableGood condition Nicely patinated and in various sizes Available in bulk order to trade depending on stock levelsPrices vary according to size condition and order Size given is average to large Some are 25cm high and others 30cm plus Width including handles can be 50cm but in the body from 1221 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-galvanized-zinc-buckets-planters-1221-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, TradeUnrestored, Unrestored, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Shelves in Original Grey https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/vintage-shelves-in-original-grey-14-0-refno-3701.html Large and practical pine shelf unit in attractive old pale grey paint Old with nice wear but vintage rather than antique 3701 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-shelves-in-original-grey-36-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, DressersDresser Bases, 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Zinc Tubs or Planters https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/vintage-zinc-tubs-or-planters-11-0-refno-3213.html Ever popular as planters all year around for bay trees either side of a doorway or with flowers scattered across one039s patio and decking or in rows along a balcony We have a large stock of zinc tubsbuckets like this - as hand made items they come in different sizes from approx25cm high to a little more than 30cm We price in terms of sizes small medium and large and whilst most of ours are good condition we also have a small stock of seconds that come at the cheaper end As you can see here these medium to large ones are near pairs the same size but one has ribbing and the other not the surface wear is rarely exactly the same They are not new items from the high street so bear that in mind To post one or two in UK usually costs around 15 including packaging 3213 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-zinc-tubs-or-planters-20-TH.jpg Garden, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Wayside Carved Stone with Figure https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/wayside-carved-stone-with-figure-22-0-refno-2025.html A small carved stone shaped like a childs tombstone it has a primitive relief carving on it of a god it is presumably a wayside shrine depicting a Hindu god Is it Kali maybe but really it could be any one of numerous Hindu gods or proto-Hindu gods it has four arms and holds the ubiquitous lotus blossom in one hand and a sword or scythe in another The flattened lower body with the tiny Japanese feet sticking out tells us this is a very primitive carving the antithesis of the High Art of Indian body carving and much more like representations of figures on early Indian coinage or primitive European gravestones from Scotland or Bosnia The stone is evidently of some age having been in a Cotswold garden for a number of years it has acquired a pleasingly rich spotting and blemish of Northern and other lichens 2025 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/wayside-carved-stone-with-figure-52-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 275 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE White City Exhibition Impressionist view https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/white-city-exhibition-impressionist-view-27-0-refno-3664.html A large impressionist style view or imagining of the gardens at White City London during the 1910 exhibition of Japanese culture An original work in fresh and vivid oils on canvas and signed 3664 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/white-city-exhibition-impressionist-view-10-TH.jpg Paintings, 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE William IV Buttoned Arm Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/william-iv-buttoned-arm-chair-12-0-refno-1852.html A smart and unusual buttoned arm chair from William IV period with lyre form and scrolled arm rests with carving swept legs on casters Overall very sound frame 19th century imitation leather covering is very good minor nicks but would normally be replaced stuffing is ok to our mind 1852 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/william-iv-buttoned-arm-chair-59-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Chairs, 2350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Wooden Painted Black Marionette or Doll https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/wooden-painted-black-marionette-or-doll-22-0-refno-3873.html An articulated doll or marionette probably American The carved and painted head and feet of solid wood evidently much earlier than the limbs and clothing which are 50 yrs old or more 3873 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/wooden-painted-black-marionette-or-doll-13-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE